Hoary Catshark

About the Hoary Catshark

The Hoary Catshark is a species of ground shark found in the western central Atlantic. 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 45.5cm.

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

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Scientific Name Apristurus canutus
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusApristurus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 43.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 500 - 1000 m
DistributionWestern Central Atlantic
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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