Scientific Name
Halaelurus buergeri  
Halaelurus buergeri伯氏豹鯊
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Müller & Henle, 1838) Depth 80 - 100M
Chinese 伯氏豹鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 貓鯊科 Economic Fish No 
Family F023 Scyliorhinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 梅花鯊 
Max Length 49 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 沙條、豹鮫、紅狗鯊(澎湖)、軟狗鯊(澎湖) 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan. Lectotype: RMNH D2593 (dry) 
Synonyms Halaelurus burgeri, Scyllium buergeri   
Reference 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  Nakaya, K. 1975 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 朱元鼎, 孟慶聞 等編 2001 
Specimen List ASIZP0055019. ASIZP0075018. FRIP00513. NMMBP06216. NMMBP06597. NMMBP08844. NMMBP08862. NTMP1358. NTUM06539. NTUM06688. NTUM07737.  
Common Name Blackspotted catshark; Darkspot cat shark; Black-spotted cat shark; Nagasaki cat shark 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic 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.
habitats 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.