Australian Blackspotted Catshark

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About the Australian Blackspotted Catshark

The Australian Blackspotted Catshark is a species of catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae. It is endemic to Western Australia in the Eastern Indian Ocean.

Biology and Description:

This species is nocturnal but its biology is virtually unknown. It is oviparous and reaches around 67 cm TL with males maturing at approximately 54 cm TL.

Habitat:

The Australian Blackspotted Catshark inhabits shallow coastal habitats and offshore reefs. It occurs at a depth of at least 4 meters.

Conservation:

There is very little fishing pressure within this species’ range and habitat and it is of little or no commercial value, although it is possible that it is a bycatch of some commercial and recreational fishing activities. There are no specific conservation measures in place.  

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Scientific Name Aulohalaelurus labiosus
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusAulohalaelurus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNLeast Concern
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 67.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range4 m
DistributionEastern Indian Ocean
EnvironmentDemersal
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