Gulf Catshark

About the Gulf Catshark

The Gulf Catshark is a species of catshark in the family Scyliorhinidae. Found only off the shores of southern Australia.

Biology and Description:

This species reaches a maximum size of 61 cm TL with males maturing at about 38 cm TL. The reproductive mode of this species is oviparous, with a single egg-case to each oviduct at a time. Embryos feed solely on the yolk. Other information about this species’ biology is unknown.


The Gulf Catshark is distributed along the southern coast of Australia from Bass Strait, Victoria to Cape, Western Australian, including northern and western Tasmania. Found a depths between 27 to 650 meters.


This catshark is discarded as bycatch in southern Australia at a low rate. There are no current conservation measures in place for this species.   

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Scientific Name Asymbolus vincenti
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
CitesNot Listed
IUCNLeast Concern
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 61.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 27- 650 m
DistributionEastern Indian Ocean