This next shark is a catshark in the Scyliorhinidae family, often found in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.
The boa catshark (Scyliorhinus boa) can be observed on continental shelves and insular slopes up to 675 m (2214 ft) deep. This deep water shark reaches a maximum size of 0.54 m (1.8 ft), however not much else is known about its biology. In fact, this is a poorly known catshark in general. Although endemic to the Caribbean Sea/Gulf of Mexico, they are rarely caught as bycatch.
Their reproductive biology is not well known either, and therefore they are presumed to be oviparous. Although they have a small geographic range, so far they are safe from deep water fisheries, as none operate that deep. As such, their assessment is Least Concern (LC) by the IUCN.
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