Flat-head Catshark

About the Flat-head Catshark

The Flathead Catshark is a species of ground shark found in Japan and Taiwan. 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 67.4cm.

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

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Scientific Name Apristurus macrorhynchus
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusApristurus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 66.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range Deep-water;
DistributionNorthwest Pacific, Western Central Pacific
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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