Long-nose Catshark

About the Long-nose Catshark

The Long-Nose Catshark is a species of ground shark found in the eastern Pacific around central and southern California. 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. Pups are born about 14cm long and they grow to a maximum length of 64.7cm.

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

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Scientific Name Apristurus kampae
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
Litter Size 1
Common Length 58.4 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range ? - 1888 m
DistributionEastern Central Pacific