Bali Catshark

About the Bali Catshark

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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Scientific NameAtelomycterus baliensis
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusAtelomycterus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNVulnerable
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size1
Common Length47.4 cm
Max LenghtNA
DistributionEastern Indian Ocean
EnvironmentDemersal, Marine, Reef-Associated
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