Atelomycterus marmoratum [Status Unaccepted]   ([Bennett],  1830) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Elasmobranchii
Order:Carcharhiniformes
Family:Scyliorhinidae

Description
Color: Variable, light brownish becoming whitish below; young with 12 transverse brown bands, separated by pairs of white spots; adults irregularly blotched with brown.

Body elongate and subcylindrical. Head moderately flattened. Mouth fairly arched; nasal flaps large and long, entirely covering posterior openings of nasal apertures and extending past upper lip. Teeth small, numerous, usually tridentate. Two dorsal fins; first fin over middle of pelvic fin base. Anal fin base equal to second dorsal fin base, the rear end of its base under midpoint of latter.


Synonym (s)
Scyllium marmoratum Bennett 1830
Atelomycterus marmoratum Misra 1969

Common Name (s)
• Marbled Catshark (English)
• Kurangan Sura (Tamil)
• Udambansura (Tamil)
• Bolad (Marathi)
• Wagli (Marathi)
• Cat Shark (English)
• Marbled Cat Shark (English)
• Lala
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• Gujarat INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Dholakia, AD (2004) Marine resources Fisheries and aquatic resources of India Daya publishing house 271-303 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Elasmobranch Fishes Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa

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