We’ll tell you straight up: this next shark is listed by the IUCN as Data Deficient (DD) because of just how little information exists for them. Seems to be that way for quite a few of the catsharks and the Hoary catshark (Apristurus canutus) is no different.
This little-known catshark is… well, little-known… most likely because it calls the insular slopes of the Caribbean home. Observed from 521-915 metres deep, these small (45.5 cm in total length) sharks have also been recorded off the Straits of Florida, the Leeward Islands off Antigua and Anguilla, the Netherlands Antilles, Colombia and Venezuela. Scientists presently (2017) know nothing of its biology. Further research is required to determine… well, everything!
ever heard of this catshark?
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