Antilles Catsharks are commonly found, but there is little known about them. They’re found off the coast of Florida and the West Indies (Jamaica and Martinique) in the western central Atlantic Ocean at depths between 150 to 700 m.
Biology and Behaviour
Antilles castshark is a slender species with a marbled colour pattern of dark saddles and blotches along its back. It has a flattened head and a long pointed snout. Their horizontal oval eyes have nictitating membranes which are followed by tiny spiracles. Their mouth has long furrows at the corners, and they have 56 tooth rows in their upper jaw and 52 tooth rows in their lower jaw. They have five pairs of gill slits. Antilles catsharks can grow up to 46 cm long.
They feed mainly on shrimp and presumably form schools when they hunt for food.
Reproduction and Lifespan
Antilles catsharks are oviparous.
Conservation and Tourism
The IUCN lists antilles catsharks as data deficient because there is not enough data to assess their conservation status.
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