Scyliorhinus torrei Howell Rivero, 1936
Dwarf catshark
photo by FAO

 Family:  Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
 Max. size:  32 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 200 - 600 m
 Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: southern Florida (USA), Bahamas, and Cuba.
 Diagnosis:  Broad rounded snout. Pale brown back and upper sides transversely marked by series of indistinct darker blotches. Finer markings consist of small oval whitish spots, evenly distributed over the whole back and upper sides (Ref. 6032).
 Biology:  Found on the upper continental slope. Little is known of its biology. Oviparous (Ref. 50449).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
 Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 09.08.06
 Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 01.04.98

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