Asymbolus galacticus sp. nov., a new species of spotted catshark (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from New Caledonia

Séret B., Last P.

Date de parution: juin 2008
Volume: 32
Number: 2
Pagination: 137-143
Editeur: Société Française d'Ichtyologie

A new species of catshark of the genus Asymbolus is described from 19 specimens collected on seamounts off southern New Caledonia. It is clearly distinguished from all other Asymbolus species by a striking, variegated colour pattern, comprised of numerous milky white blotches surrounded by rusty-brown spots and blotches, faint dusky dorsal saddles on a light brown dorsal ground colour.

Mots-clés: Asymbolus galacticus - ISEW - New Caledonia - New species - Scyliorhinidae
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