Pygmy ribbontail catshark
The pygmy ribbontail catshark is one of the smallest sharks in the world. Adults are about 24 cm long. Their thin and have round mouth. They’re found or near mud bottoms in the Indian Oceans and some isolated areas of the Western pacific. Their main prey are fish, but they’re also known to eat crustaceans and squid.
These sharks are ovoviviparous and give birth to one or two relatively large pups.
Due to their size they’re not a targeted species, but are caught as bycatch by bottom trawlers. They’re currently considered a species of least concern by the IUCN.
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