Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Chondrichthyes  
 Order Carcharhiniformes  
 Family Scyliorhinidae  
 Genus Halaelurus  
  Halaelurus buergeri  (Müller & Henle, 1838) 
Provider: Pofeng Lee& Shoou-Jeng Joung 
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Synonyms:Halaelurus burgeriScyllium buergeri  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-圓口綱及軟骨魚綱(朱等, 2001);FAO Species Catalogue, Vol.4 Sharks of the world
Character: Head broad, depressed. Snout tip not upturned and knoblike, pointed; eyes in adults less than 14 times in distance from snout to first dorsal origin; anterior nasal flaps subtriangular; labial furrows extremely short or absent, gill slits directed dorsolaterally, elevated above level of mouth. First dorsal origin over last fourth of pelvic bases; second dorsal dorsal view of head underside of head about as large as or slightly smaller than first, its origin over last third of anal base; abdomen short in adults, distance between pectoral and pelvic bases less than 1.5 times pectoral anterior margin; Colour pattern variegated, with obscure dusky saddles and large black spots outlining their margins on a light background. 
Habitat: A little-known, but common tropical and temperate bottom-dwelling catshark of the western Pacific continental shelf, at,depths down from 80 to 100 m. Oviparous, but with several egg-capsules retained in the oviduct until embryos reach an advanced stage be 
Distribution: Western North Pacific: Japan, the Koreas, China, Taiwan. 
Utility: Taken with bottom trawls in the Taiwan Straits for food. 
Name Code: 383105
  IUCN Red List:DD      Marine     
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