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Atelomycterus erdmanni

Atelomycterus erdmanniis commonly referred to as Spotted-belly catshark. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Atelomycterus erdmanni, n.sp., Lembeh Strait, Indonesia, underwater photograph on coral by M.V. Erdmann




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lexID:
8111 
AphiaID:
1006964 
Scientific:
Atelomycterus erdmanni 
German:
Gefleckter Katzenhai 
English:
Spotted-belly Catshark 
Category:
Hajer 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Carcharhiniformes (Order) > Scyliorhinidae (Family) > Atelomycterus (Genus) > erdmanni (Species) 
Initial determination:
Fahmi & White, 2015 
Sea depth:
3 - 62 Meter 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-03-08 13:08:44 

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The new species is names after Dr. Mark Erdmann, a prolific diver, underwater explorer and ichthyologist who has also been honored with his name on Meiacanthus erdmanni, Trimma erdmanni and Pseudochromis erdmanni.

Dr. Mark Erdmann found this shark in Manodo in northern Sulawesi, Indonesia, but the species has also been sighted from Lembeh Strait and Bunaken Islands in North Sulawesi, and from Ambon in the Maluku Islands.

Atelomycterus erdmanni is closely related to A. baliensis and A. marmoratus but it is distinguished by having several large white spots which are nearly ringed by a black outline and smaller black spots along the dark grey-brown body giving the fish a distinctive and very pretty color pattern.

Another identifying feature is the presence of small spots on the underside of the body giving this species of Atelomycterus the common name of spotted-belly catshark.
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Atelomycterus erdmanni, n.sp., Lembeh Strait, Indonesia, underwater photograph on coral by M.V. Erdmann
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