White-tip Catshark

About the White-tip Catshark

The Whitetip catshark is a species of ground shark found only in New Caledonia. Like all members of the catshark 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.

Very little is known about the biology of the whitetip catshark as this species was described only from one specimen, an adult male measuring 57.7cm.

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

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Scientific Name Parmaturus albimarginatus
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusParmaturus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size 1
Common Length 57.7 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 590 - 732 m
DistributionWestern Central Pacific
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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