Bythaelurus alcockii, Arabian Catshark

White, W T and Ebert, David A and Grandcourt, Edwin M and Khan, M and Akhilesh, K V (2017) Bythaelurus alcockii, Arabian Catshark. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018.

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    The holotype, and only known specimen of the Arabian Catshark (Bythaelurus alcockii), from the Indian Museum in Calcutta may be lost. It was presumably small (<30 cm total length) and was captured in the Arabian Sea, off Pakistan, at a depth of between 1,134 to 1,262 m. All aspects of the biology (including maximum size) and levels of threats are unknown. The taxonomic status and validity of this species is uncertain. The only known specimen may have actually been an Apristurus species. Given the uncertain taxonomic status of this species, and the fact that the only known specimen may be lost, it is assessed as Data Deficient at present. This assessment should be revisited as further information becomes available.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources; IUCN; The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species; Bythaelurus alcockii; Arabian Catshark
    Subjects: Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
    Marine Fisheries > Conservation
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 09 May 2019 06:51
    Last Modified: 09 May 2019 06:51

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