|Scientific Name:||Bythaelurus hispidus|
|Species Authority:||(Alcock, 1891)|
Halaelurus hispidus (Alcock, 1891)
|Taxonomic Notes:||Holotype is in the Zoological Survey of India in Calcutta and not the 23.7cm TL specimen in the British Museum cited as the holotype by Springer (1979) (Compagno 1984).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Kyne, P.M., Cavanagh, R.D. & Fowler, S.L. (Shark Red List Authority)|
A small deepwater bottom-dwelling shark found on the upper continental slope in the Northeastern Indian Ocean at depths of 293 to 766 m. Despite being common within its limited range, biology is unknown and this species is of little interest to fisheries at present. Since there is no information on population sizes or trends and no biological data available, this species has been assessed as Data Deficient.
|Range Description:||Eastern Indian: Only known from off southeastern India and Andaman Islands (Compagno 1984).|
Native:India (Andaman Is.)
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern
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|Population:||Apparently a common species where it occurs (Compagno 1984).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||A common deepwater bottom-dwelling catshark occurring on the upper continental slope at depths of 293 to 766 m (Compagno 1984). Biology poorly known. Mode of development unknown.|
|Major Threat(s):||Unknown. Of no interest to fisheries at present. Very little information.|
|Conservation Actions:||No conservation measures are currently in place for this species.|
Compagno, L.J.V. 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Sharks of the World: an annotated and illustrated catalogue of the shark species known to date. Part 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, Vol. 4(2). FAO, Rome.
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.
IUCN SSC Shark Specialist Group. Specialist Group website. Available at: http://www.iucnssg.org/.
Springer, S. 1979 A revision of the catsharks, family Scyliorhinidae. NOAA Technical Report. National Marine Fisheries Service Circular 422:1-152.
|Citation:||White, W.T. 2004. Bythaelurus hispidus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 March 2015.|
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