Broadnose Catshark

About the Broadnose Catshark

The Broad-Nose Catshark is a species of ground shark found in the Andaman Sea, in the Eastern Indian Ocean. 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. The maximum length is also unknown as the species was described from a single specimen, which was an immature female measuring 24.2cm.

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

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Scientific Name Apristurus investigatoris
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusApristurus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 26.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range ? - 1041 m
DistributionEastern Indian Ocean
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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