Pale Catshark

About the Pale Catshark

The Pale Catshark is a species of ground shark found in the western central Pacific around Borneo and Indonesia. 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. The maximum length is unknown as this species is only known from one specimen, a juvenile female measuring 21cm.

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

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Scientific Name Apristurus sibogae
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusApristurus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 21.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range ? - 655 m
DistributionWestern Central Pacific
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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