Asymbolus submaculatus Compagno, Stevens & Last, 1999
Variegated catshark
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 Family:  Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
 Max. size:  41.4 cm TL (male/unsexed); 43.8 cm TL (female)
 Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; depth range 30 - 200 m
 Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: New South Wales, Australia. Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia.
 Diagnosis:  Body relatively robust; color pattern ornate and with multi-colored blotches overlaid with black spots. Caudal fin short; dorsal fins larger and more rounded. Tricuspidate teeth.
 Biology:  Oviparous (Ref. 50449).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: van der Westhuizen, Anneke - 05.12.00
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.09.08

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