Boa Catshark

About the Boa Catshark

The Boa catshark is a species of ground shark found in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. 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. Their depth range is 330 to 676 m.

They’re oviparous but the average litter size is unknown. Pups are born about X cm long, become mature at X cm, and grow to a maximum length of 54cm.

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

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Scientific Name Scyliorhinus boa
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
CitesNot Listed
IUCNLeast Concern
Litter Size 1
Common Length 54 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 329 - 676 m
DistributionWestern Central Atlantic