Australian Marbled Catshark

The Australian marbled catshark is a catshark living in the shallow waters of the Indian Ocean.

Australian Marbled Catshark Scientific Classification

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Chondrichthyes
Order Carcharhiniformes
Family Scyliorhinidae
Genus Atelomycterus
Scientific Name A. macleayi


These sharks are about 23 inches long. Their bodies are covered with grey saddles and black spots, with lighter areas interspersed between them.

Where do they live

Map Of The Australian Marbled Catshark’s Habitat

Australian Marbled Catshark Habitat Map

This catshark is endemic to Western Australia and is spotted swimming in the eastern Indian Ocean between 12 and 21°S. They seem to prefer depths of 800 ft and are even spotted near the surface. These sharks swim around coastal waters with sandy or rocky bottoms.



Australian marbled catsharks lay eggs in pairs, males becoming sexually mature at 18.9 inches long and females doing so at 20.07 inches.

Interactions with humans

The IUCN lists this shark as “Least Concern” or “LC”.

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