Taxon profile


cat sharks
Scyliorhinidae Th.N. Gill, 1862

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Chondrichthyes - cartilaginous fishes »  order Carcharhiniformes - ground sharks


Scyliorhinus torazame - Cloudy Cat Shark

Scyliorhinus torazame - Cloudy Cat Shark

Author: Miloslav Petrtyl

Atelomycterus marmoratus - Coral Catshark

Atelomycterus marmoratus - Coral Catshark

Author: Klaus Rudloff

Scyliorhinus canicula - Lesser Spotted Dogfish

Scyliorhinus canicula - Lesser Spotted Dogfish

Author: Klaus Rudloff

Included taxa

Number of records: 12

genus Akheilos White, Fahmi & Weigmann, 2019
genus Atelomycterus Garman, 1913 - coral cat sharks
genus Aulohalaelurus Fowler, 1934 - blackspotted cat sharks
genus Bythaelurus Compagno, 1988
genus Cephaloscyllium Gill, 1862 - swell sharks
genus Figaro Whitley, 1928
genus Haploblepharus Garman, 1913 - shy sharks
genus Poroderma Smith, 1838 - barbeled cat sharks
genus Schroederichthys Springer, 1966 - narrowtail cat sharks
genus Scyliorhinus Blainville, 1816 - spotted cat sharks

Fossil taxa

genus Palaeoscyllium Wagner, 1857
genus Pteroscyllium Cappetta, 1980

Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [family/418]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Scyliorhinidae]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN Australian Faunal Directory [2e379bcb-75a1-41cf-bed9-548764320956]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Scyliorhinidae]
Data retrieved on: 20 January 2015
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2001): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 1. Sliznatky (Myxini), mihule (Cephalaspidomorphi), paryby (Chondrichthyes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 53 pp. [as Scyliorhinidae]
Data retrieved on: 2 June 2013
EN Dyldin Y. V. (2015): Annotated checklist of the sharks, batoids and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii, Holocephali) from waters of Russia and adjacent areas, Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, 43: 40-91 [as Scyliorhinidae Gill, 1862]
Data retrieved on: 19 November 2015
EN Sheiko B.A. (2013): On family-group names of extant fishes and fish-like vertebrates of the world, Explorations of the fauna of the seas. St. Petersburg: Zoological Institute RAS. Vol. 74 (82). P. 1–204. [as Scyliorhinidae Th.N. Gill, 1862]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2019

Data source info

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase
[Data retrieved on: 15 June 2007]

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