Graceful Catshark

About the Graceful Catshark

The graceful catshark is a rare species of finback catshark. They’re found in East Asia and some regions of Southeast Asia. They’re small and adults are about 65 cm long. They live at the bottom at depths between 50 and 100 m. They’re white or light grey and have brown spots throughout their bodies.  They feed on bottom-dwelling cephalopods, fish, and crustaceans.

 

Very little is know about their biology, but they’re known to lay eggs.

 

Graceful catsharks are sometimes caught as bycatch, but there aren’t enough numbers to determine their population health.

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Scientific Name Proscyllium habereri
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusProscyllium
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOvoviviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 57.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 50- 100 m
DistributionEastern Indian Ocean, Northwest Pacific, Western Central Pacific
EnvironmentDemersal
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