The Bali Catshark is a relatively small catshark only found off the coast of the Indonesian island of Bali.
Biology and Behaviour
Very little is known about the Bali catshark. Their diet is unknown, but they most likely eat small invertebrates. They can grow to a maximum of 52 cm long with males maturing at 43 cm.
They are reef dwelling sharks who inhabit holes and crevices on reefs similar to other related catsharks.
Reproduction and Lifespan
Since most catsharks are oviparous, Bali catsharks presumably reproduce the same way.
Conservation and Tourism
The IUCN lists Bali catshark as vulnerable because their population is declining because of destructive fishing practices near their home. Nevertheless, they are uncommonly caught by fisheries that operate over coral reefs.
There are currently no conservation measures in place for Bali catsharks.
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