Halaelurus quagga   (Alcock,  1899) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Elasmobranchii

Image copyrights: FAO

Color: Light brown above with pale ventral side, dark brown cross bands on the body.

A small shark with numerous vertical stripes on the body without dark spots, snout tip knoblike but not prominently upturned. Eyes in adults 12–13 times in distance from snout to first dorsal origin. Anterior nasal flaps sub triangular. Gills dorsolaterally placed and elevated above the mouth level. First dorsal-fin origin about opposite pelvic-fin insertion.

Synonym (s)
Halaelurus guagga (Alcock, 1899)
Scyliorhinus quagga (Alcock, 1899)
Scyllium quagga Alcock, 1899

Common Name (s)
• Quagga Catshark (English)
• Cat Shark (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

IUCN Status:  Data Deficient



Literature Source(s)
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at - eprints.cmfri.org.in/3975/1/Special_Publication_No_12_Revised.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

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