Broadfin Sawtail Catshark

Broadfin Sawtail 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 broadfin sawtail catshark is a common species of catshark, family Scyliorhinidae. It is found on or near the bottom at depths of 150-540 m, from southeastern Japan to the East China Sea. A slender species growing to 68 cm long, this shark is characterized by a fairly long, pointed snout, a series of indistinct, dark saddles along its back and tail, and a prominent crest of enlarged dermal denticles along the dorsal edge of its caudal fin. In addition, adult males have very long claspers that reach past the anal fin. The broadfin sawtail catshark is an opportunistic predator of bony fishes, cephalopods, and crustaceans, with immature and mature sharks being primarily piscivorous. It is oviparous and reproduces year-round. The International Union for Conservation of Nature presently lacks the information to assess the conservation status of this speciesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134912743
  • 9786134912747