coral catshark

Scientific name Atelomycterus marmoratus
Descriptor Bennet
Year of description 1830
IUCN category NT
Family Scyliorhinidae
Genus Atelomycterus
Atelomycterus marmoratus Atelomycterus marmoratus

Introduction

Atelomycterus marmoratus, commonly known as coral catshark, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    55 cm
  • Maximum size
    70 cm
  • Longevity
    21 year
  • Mimicry
    rocky bottoms
  • Pattern
    tasks
  • Average size
    55 cm
  • Maximum size
    70 cm
  • Longevity
    21 year
  • Mimicry
    rocky bottoms
  • Pattern
    tasks

How to recognize the coral catshark ?

The coral catshark measures between 55 and 70 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly noir, blanc and beige body. The also has noir and blanc tasks.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    solitary
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    nocturnal

The coral catshark is a fish solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous . This fish lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. However, the coral catshark has little concern for non-territorial animals.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare

The coral catshark is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 30 °C
  • Depth
    5 - 100 m

Biotope presentation

The coral catshark is most often found at a depth between 5m and 100m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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