Comoro Catshark

About the Comoro Catshark

The comoro catshark is a species of ground shark found in the western Indian ocean at depths of up to 400 m. 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 and lay two eggs at a time. When they mature they reach lengths of up to 46 cm.

Their name comes from the Comoros Islands, a group islands where the species is common.

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

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Scientific Name Scyliorhinus comoroensis
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusScyliorhinus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size 2
Common Length 46 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range ? - 400 m
DistributionWestern Indian Ocean
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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