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Izak Catshark Jesse Russell

Izak Catshark

Jesse Russell

Published September 21st 2012
ISBN : 9785510614985
Paperback
168 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Izak catshark (or simply Izak, Holohalaelurus regani) is a species of catshark, family Scyliorhinidae, common off South Africa and southern Namibia. It typically inhabits the outer continental shelf atMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Izak catshark (or simply Izak, Holohalaelurus regani) is a species of catshark, family Scyliorhinidae, common off South Africa and southern Namibia. It typically inhabits the outer continental shelf at depths of 100-300 m (330-980 ft), with the males found deeper than females and juveniles. The Izak catshark has a short, wide, flattened head and a robust body tapering to a long, slender tail. It can be identified by its ornate color pattern of dark brown spots (in juveniles) or reticulations and blotches (in adults) on a light yellowish background, as well as by the enlarged dermal denticles over its pectoral fins and along its dorsal midline from the snout to the second dorsal fin. This species reaches 69 cm (27 in) in length, with the males larger than females.