The longfin catshark is a species of catshark living in the western Pacific. Its scientific epithet comes from the botanist and ornithologist G. A. C. Herklots as a way to honor him.
Longfin Catshark Scientific Classification
|Scientific Name||A. herklotsi|
On average, the longfin catshark is about 1.57 ft long. Its body is slender, with a bell-shaped snout and tiny gill slits. The anal fin is long and low, and the caudal fin is narrow and long.
They are black or brownish.
Where do they live
Map Of The Longfin Catshark’s Habitat
Longfin catsharks swim along the coasts of the western Pacific Ocean, with sightings in Japan, the East and South China Seas, the Kyūshū-Palau Ridge, and the Philippines.
It is a bottom-dwelling shark with a depth range of 1,706-2,986 feet.
Their diet consists of bony fish, crustaceans, and squids.
It is a sluggish species, remaining stationary most of the time.
They are oviparous, laying eggs that are 1.96 to 2.67 inches long. These eggs are encased inside thick shells.
Sexual maturity is observed in females when they are 17.3 inches long and in males when they are 18.9 inches.
Interactions with humans
The IUCN lists the longfin catshark as “Least Concern” or “LC”.