The broadnose catshark is a species about which very little is known. The only shark encountered so far is a 9.5-inch immature specimen in the Indian Ocean.
Broadnose Catshark Scientific Classification
|Scientific Name||A. investigatoris|
These sharks have cat-like eyes and short mouths with labial furrows. The dorsal fins are present lower down the shark’s body.
Broadnose sharks are brown, with no prominent markings.
Where do they live
Map Of The Broadnose Catshark’s Habitat
So far, the only specimen was found in the Andaman Sea in the Indian Ocean at a depth of 3,412 feet between 16 and 10°N.
They are oviparous, laying eggs after mating.
Interactions with humans
Its population appears stable, though records of this shark remain sparse. The IUCN classifies it as “Least Concern” or “LC”.