Indonesian Speckled Catshark

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About the Indonesian Speckled Catshark

Halaelurus maculosus  

Indonesian speckled catshark

Intro:

The Indonesian speckled catshark is a ground tropical sharks found in the Pacific Ocean. It is known from the southern coast of Java, the islands of Bali, Lombok in eastern Indonesia, and has also been recorded from several landing sites in the Philippines as well.

Biology:

The Indonesian speckled catshark is a small size shark with a wider body and a longer tail that is slender. Its head is short and wide. The max length of this a male is 45.7 cm and female is 52.8 cm.

Reproduction:

The Indonesian speckled catshark is oviparous producing young by means of eggs that are hatched after they have been laid by the parent.

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Scientific Name Halaelurus maculosus
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusHalaelurus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNLeast Concern
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 45.7 cm
Max LenghtNA
DistributionWestern Central Pacific, Eastern Central Pacific
EnvironmentDemersal
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