Blackmouth Catshark

Blackmouth 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 blackmouth catshark is a species of catshark, family Scyliorhinidae, common in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean from Iceland to Senegal, including the Mediterranean Sea. It is typically found over the continental slope at depths of 150-1,400 m, on or near muddy bottoms. The youngest sharks generally inhabit shallower water than the older juveniles and adults. This slim-bodied species is characterized by the black interior of its mouth, a marbled pattern of pale-edged brownish saddles or blotches along its back and tail, and a prominent saw-toothed crest of enlarged dermal denticles along the upper edge of its caudal fin. It reaches lengths of 50-79 cm, with sharks in the Atlantic growing larger than those in the Mediterranean. Slow-swimming but active, the blackmouth catshark is a generalist that preys on a wide variety of crustaceans, cephalopods, and fishesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 245g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134912581
  • 9786134912587