Broadhead Catshark

About the Broadhead Catshark

The Broad-Head Catshark is a species of ground shark found off Madagascar. Like all members of the catshark shark family, they’re bottom feeders, have elongated cat-like eyes, and two small dorsal fins set far back. They’re mostly nocturnal. They often sleep in groups during the day and do their hunting at night.

Their reproductive method and average litter size are unknown. They grow to a maximum length of 38.7 cm, though it is only known from one specimen.

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

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Scientific Name Bythaelurus clevai
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusBythaelurus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOvoviviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 38.7 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 425 - 500 m
DistributionWestern Indian Ocean
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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