Aulohalaelurus kanakorum n.sp., a new species of Catshark (Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae, Atelomycterinae) from New Caledonia
A new catshark, Aulohahaelurus kanakorum n.sp., is described from an adult male collected from off south-western New Caledonia. It is the second species in the genus Aulohalaelurus, previously restricted to western Australia. The new species is distinct from its allopatric congener, Aulohalaelurus labiosus (Waite, 1905), mainly by colour pattern, longer interdorsal space, pelvic-anal distance, shorter prepelvic length, morphology of dermal denticles and higher number of diplospondylous vertebrae. A neotype is also designated for A. labiosus (Waite, 1905).