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.

Habitat:

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.

Conservation:

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
GenusAsymbolus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNLeast Concern
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 61.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 27- 650 m
DistributionEastern Indian Ocean
EnvironmentReef-Associated
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