The reticulated swellshark is a species of deepwater swellshark found in China, Vietnam, and possibly Philippines. They are found at depths of up to 450 m. Like all catsharks, 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. Their diet consists of bony fishes and bottom-dwelling crustacean and cephalopods.
They’re oviparous and hatchlings are about 12 cm long but little else is known about their reproduction strategy. They grow to a maximum length of 42 cm.
There is not enough confirmation to assess their population health. Their conservation status is “Data Deficient.”
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