Beige Catshark

About the Beige Catshark

The Beige catshark is a species of ground shark found in Northeastern Australia. Like all members of the catshark family, they’re bottom feeders, have elongated cat-like eyes, and two small dorsal fins set far back. They’re mostly nocturnal and often sleep in groups during the day.

 

They’re oviparous but little else is known about their biology and behaviour. This species is known only from one specimen, a female measuring 71cm.

 

There is not enough confirmation to assess their population health. Their conservation status is “Data Deficient.”

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Scientific Name Parmaturus bigus
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusParmaturus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size 1
Common Length 71.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range ? - 606 m
DistributionWestern Central Pacific
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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