Bali Catshark

The Bali catshark is a small species of catshark found in Indonesia.

Bali Catshark Scientific Classification

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

Description

These sharks are about 19 inches long. Unlike other catsharks, they lack white spots all over their body. There are four dark patches on their bodies.

Where do they live

As their name suggests, these sharks live off the coast of Bali, Indonesia.

Behavior

Feeding

Its diet primarily comprises invertebrates and small fish.

Reproductive

The Bali catshark lays egg cases on rocky reefs or sandy substrates. One can distinguish eggs laid by these sharks from each other with the help of the width of the casings.

Interactions with humans

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

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