Antilles Catshark

Antilles Catshark

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Antilles catshark is a common but little-known species of catshark, family Scyliorhinidae. It is found on or near the bottom at a depth of 293-695 m off Florida and the West Indies from Jamaica to Martinique. It was once regarded as a subspecies of the similar roughtail catshark, along with the longfin sawtail catshark. Growing to 46 cm long, the Antilles catshark is a slender species with a marbled color pattern of dark saddles and blotches, as well as a crest of enlarge dermal denticles along the front part of its dorsal caudal fin margin. It feeds on shrimp and may have schooling habits. Reproduction is oviparous. The International Union for Conservation of Nature does not have enough data to assess the conservation status of this species. Shark expert Stewart Springer originally described the Antilles catshark as an island subspecies of G. arae, in a 1979 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Technical Reportshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134911836
  • 9786134911832