Small-fin Catshark

About the Small-fin Catshark

The Small-Fin Catshark is a species of ground shark found in the western Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea. 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. They grow to a maximum length of 52cm.

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

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Scientific Name Apristurus parvipinnis
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusApristurus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size 1
Common Length 48.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 600 - 1380 m
DistributionWestern Central Atlantic
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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