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Bythaelurus

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Bythaelurus is a genus of deep-water catsharks and part of the family Scyliorhinidae. The genus Bythaelurus Compagno 1988 was first described as a subgenus of Halaelurus Gill 1862 based on several morphological characteristics including a soft body with thin skin, a bluntly rounded snout without a pointed, knob-like tip, and eyes not noticeably elevated on the dorsal surface of the head. Members of this genus are generally found in deep water and have more somber body coloration.[1]

Species

There are currently 14 recognized species in this genus:[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c Ebert, D.A. & Clerkin, P.J. (2015). "A new species of deep-sea catshark (Scyliorhinidae: Bythaelurus) from the southwestern Indian Ocean" (PDF). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation. 15: 53–63.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2021). Species of Bythaelurus in FishBase. April 2021 version.
  3. ^ Weigmann, Simon; Ebert, David A.; Clerkin, Paul J.; Stehmann, Matthias F.W.; Naylor, Gavin J.P. (2016). "Bythaelurus bachi n. sp., a new deep-water catshark (Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae) from the southwestern Indian Ocean, with a review of Bythaelurus species and a key to their identification". Zootaxa. 4208 (5): 401–432. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4208.5.1. PMID 28006803. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  4. ^ Thiel, Ralf; Kaschner, Carina Julia; Weigmann, Simon (2018-12-12). "A new microendemic species of the deep-water catshark genus Bythaelurus (Carcharhiniformes, Pentanchidae) from the northwestern Indian Ocean, with investigations of its feeding ecology, generic review and identification key". PLOS ONE. 13 (12): e0207887. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0207887. ISSN 1932-6203. PMC 6291195. PMID 30540765.
  5. ^ Kaschner C.J.; Weigmann S.; Thiel R. (2015). "Bythaelurus tenuicephalus n. sp., a new deep-water catshark (Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae) from the western Indian Ocean". Zootaxa. 4013 (1): 120–138. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4013.1.9. PMID 26623887.
  6. ^ Weigmann, Simon; Kaschner, Carina Julia (2017). "Bythaelurus vivaldii, a new deep-water catshark (Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae) from the northwestern Indian Ocean off Somalia". Zootaxa. 4263 (1): 097–119. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4263.1.4. PMID 28609882.
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Bythaelurus: Brief Summary

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Bythaelurus is a genus of deep-water catsharks and part of the family Scyliorhinidae. The genus Bythaelurus Compagno 1988 was first described as a subgenus of Halaelurus Gill 1862 based on several morphological characteristics including a soft body with thin skin, a bluntly rounded snout without a pointed, knob-like tip, and eyes not noticeably elevated on the dorsal surface of the head. Members of this genus are generally found in deep water and have more somber body coloration.

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