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Author: (Guichenot, 1848)

Field Marks:
A Schroederichthys with moderately slim body, broad snout and numerous black spots that do not border saddles.

Diagnostic Features:
Trunk and tail fairly slender in adults. Snout more broadly rounded; anterior nasal flaps broad and triangular; mouth relatively broad and wide. Colour pattern of 6 to 9 brown to blackish saddles on light brown to dark grey or brownish-black dorsal surface, with numerous blackish spots scattered on dorsolateral surface and not bordering the saddles; white spots sometimes present. Adults to at least 63 cm.

Geographical Distribution:
Eastern South Pacific: Peru and Chile.

Habitat and Biology:
A common temperate inshore shark of the South American continental shelf, occurring on or near the bottom sometimes very close inshore in a few metres depth. Presumably oviparous.

Size:
Maximum about 62 cm, adult males 56 to 62 cm.

Interest to Fisheries:
Unknown.

Type material:
Holotype: ?. Type Locality: Chile.

Redspotted catshark (Schroederichthys chilensis)