Abstract

A new catshark, Aulohahaelurus kanakorum n.sp., is described from an adult male collected from off south-western New Caledonia. It is the second species in the genus Aulohalaelurus, previously restricted to western Australia. The new species is distinct from its allopatric congener, Aulohalaelurus labiosus (Waite, 1905), mainly by colour pattern, longer interdorsal space, pelvic-anal distance, shorter prepelvic length, morphology of dermal denticles and higher number of diplospondylous vertebrae. A neotype is also designated for A. labiosus (Waite, 1905).

 
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Séret, 1990, Rec. Aust. Mus. 42(2): 127–136
Author
Bernard Séret
Year
1990
Title
Aulohalaelurus kanakorum n.sp., a new species of Catshark (Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae, Atelomycterinae) from New Caledonia
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
42
Issue
2
Start Page
127
End Page
136
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.42.1990.110
Language
English
Date Published
06 July 1990
Cover Date
06 July 1990
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
FISHES; TAXONOMY
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25 November 2008
Available Online
18 December 2008
Reference Number
110
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