Abstract

A new atelomycterine catshark (Scyliorhinidae: Atelomycterinae), Atelomycterus fasciatus n.sp., is described from the continental shelf of northern Australia (North West Shelf, Arafura Sea, Gulf of Carpentaria and Torres Strait). It differs from Atelomycterus marmoratus (Bennett, 1830) and A. macleayi Whitley, 1939 in its longer snout, smaller, posteroventrally sloping dorsal fins, smaller anal fin, fewer small dark brown spots (sometimes absent), dark bands that occasionally encircle the tail, lower vertebral counts, and smaller size.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Compagno and Stevens, 1993, Rec. Aust. Mus. 45(2): 147–169
Author
L. J. V. Compagno; J. D. Stevens
Year
1993
Title
Atelomycterus fasciatus n.sp., a new catshark (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from tropical Australia
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
45
Issue
2
Start Page
147
End Page
169
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.45.1993.19
Language
English
Date Published
30 July 1993
Cover Date
30 July 1993
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
FISHES; TAXONOMY
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05 February 2009
Reference Number
19
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