Eastern Banded Catshark

About the Eastern Banded Catshark

The Eastern Banded Catshark is a species of ground shark found in northeastern Australia. 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 thought to be oviparous but the average litter size is unknown. They become mature at 35 cm and grow to a maximum length of 48 cm.

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

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Scientific Name Atelomycterus marnkalha
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusAtelomycterus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 47.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 11 - 74 m
DistributionSouthwest Pacific
EnvironmentBenthopelagic
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