Borneo Catshark

About the Borneo Catshark

The Borneo Catshark also is known as the Spatula-snout catshark or Flat-nose catshark, is a species of catshark member of the family Scyliorhinidae, found in the Western Pacific Ocean.

This species is a poorly known catshark, it can reach a maximum length of 71 cm TL and both sexes mature at around 60 cm TL. Reproduction is oviparous, with eggs laid in pairs and embryos feeding solely on the yolk.

The Borneo Catshark is a bathypelagic shark mainly found on the continental slope between 400 and 1,080 m depth. It has a patchy distribution in the Indo-West Pacific From Suruga Bay, Japan to the East China Sea, Taiwan, The Philippines, Borneo, The Northfolk Ridge, and off Australia.

No conservation measures are currently in place for this species.

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Scientific Name Apristurus platyrhynchus
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusApristurus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNLeast Concern
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size 1
Common Length 80.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 759 - ? m
DistributionSouthwest Pacific, Eastern Indian Ocean, Western Indian Ocean
EnvironmentBathypelagic
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