Salamander Catshark

About the Salamander Catshark

The salamander catshark is a species of ground shark found in the Northwest Atlantic, from Japan to Taiwan. 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 and often sleep in groups during the day. They live in deep waters up to 850 meters deep.

They’re oviparous and lay one egg at a time. Adults grow up to 64 cm.

There is not enough confirmation to assess their population health. Their conservation status is “Data Deficient.” No conservation measures are in place at this time.

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Scientific Name Parmaturus pilosus
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusParmaturus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size 1
Common Length 64.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range ? - 850 m
DistributionNorthwest Pacific
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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