Broadmouth Catshark

About the Broadmouth Catshark

The Broad-Mouth Catshark is a species of ground shark found in the South China Sea. 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.

They’re oviparous but the average litter size is unknown. They grow to a maximum length of around 38cm.

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

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Scientific Name Apristurus macrostomus
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusApristurus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 38.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range ? - 913 m
DistributionWestern Central Pacific
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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