Coral Cat Shark Fact Sheet
Very slender body, typical appearance of a 'cat shark.' Origin
of first dorsal fin over midbase of pelvic fins. Second dorsal
fin much larger than anal fin.
Very unique coloration. Brownish, with dark pattern and white
spots. Ventral surface white.
Indo-Western Pacific: Pakistan, India to Malaysia. Singapore,
Indonesia, New Guinea. Thailand. Vietnam. Philippines. Southern
China to Taiwan.
A little-known, abundant species. Lives in shallow shore areas,
prefers corals with crevices.
Average size between 40cm and 50cm, maximum total length about
Oviparous (egg laying). Males and females reach sexual maturity
at about 50cm.
Although this species has a distinctive coloration, some other
species of this family have a very similar apperance and taxonomic
features have to be used to clearly distinguish.
Danger to humans: