Izu Catshark

About the Izu Catshark

The Izu catshark is a species of ground shark found only in Japan. Like all members of the catshark family, they’re bottom feeders, have elongated cat-like eyes, and two small dorsal fins set far back. They’re mostly nocturnal and often sleep in groups during the day.

They’re oviparous but the average litter size is unknown. Females become mature at 35-38cm and males mature at 35-41cm. They grow to a maximum length of 41cm.

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

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Scientific Name Scyliorhinus tokubee
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusScyliorhinus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size 1
Common Length 41.3 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 100 - ? m
DistributionNorthwest Pacific
EnvironmentDemersal
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