And while people don’t really seek them out as food, they still are being victimized by fishing—in particular, dynamite fishing, which is a common practice where the coral catsharks live (why not a little extra gunpowder with your fish dinner?).

The long, angular mouth has very long furrows at the corners extending onto both the upper and lower jaws. The small teeth have a narrow central cusp flanked by 1–2 cusplets on both sides. LINKS     TAXONOMY    
It can be identified by the numerous black and white spots on its back, sides, and fins, which often merge to form dashes and bars. Hence, another common name for this species is marbled catshark. posterior labial furrows long. Plus, they’re one of the smallest shark species … The coral catshark (Atelomycterus marmoratus) is a species of catshark, and part of the family Scyliorhinidae. There are 5 pairs of gill slits. Elasmodiver is

//-->, SharkPictures   Not all sharks are a dull gray: the coral catshark (Atelomycterus marmoratus), for example, is vibrantly colored.

Average Size and Length: The length of hatchlings is unknown but probably around 10 cm. THE ELASMODIVER SHARK AND RAY FIELD GUIDE.

These shy sharks with cat-like eyes live in shallow water around coral reefs—hence, the name.

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to southern China, Philippines, Indonesia and PNG. Pictures:

accessed here: Photograph copyright Andy

Big Fish They love to hang out in nooks and crannies on the reef, and their long, tube-like bodies help them slip into these cracks.

This species is described by the IUCN Red List as Near Threatened.

Diet: They eat small fish and invertebrates. Taxonomy   Habitat: Holes Evolution   Coral Catshark native habitat, distribution, behavior & aquarium compatibility. pectoral fin base.

Binomial name: Atelomycterus marmoratus, Anonymous in Edward Turner Bennett, 1830.

Elasmodiver began as a simple web Rated 5 out of 5. by Jerry Hirak ; … These sharks, which reach more than 2 feet long, live among coral reefs, eating invertebrates and small fish.

There are no clear saddle markings.

It is likely threatened by the rising fishing pressure throughout its range, as well as by widespread habitat degradation from blast fishing, pollution, and the mining of coral for use as building material. The second dorsal fin is similarly shaped and slightly smaller than the first, and originates over the front quarter of the anal fin base.

Its slender form allows it to access tight spaces on the reef.
49-57cm.

The Coral Catshark is small tropical shark species found living amongst shallow tropical reefs and tidal pools throughout the Indo-Pacific and Western Pacific.

It is primarily crepuscular and nocturnal, with active foraging activity beginning in the afternoon and ending before sunrise. Tail: The caudal fin is relatively short and broad, with an indistinct lower lobe and a ventral notch near the tip of the upper lobe.

, SharkPictures   Not all sharks are a dull gray: the coral catshark (Atelomycterus marmoratus), for example, is vibrantly colored.

Average Size and Length: The length of hatchlings is unknown but probably around 10 cm. THE ELASMODIVER SHARK AND RAY FIELD GUIDE.

These shy sharks with cat-like eyes live in shallow water around coral reefs—hence, the name.

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to southern China, Philippines, Indonesia and PNG. Pictures:

accessed here: Photograph copyright Andy

Big Fish They love to hang out in nooks and crannies on the reef, and their long, tube-like bodies help them slip into these cracks.

This species is described by the IUCN Red List as Near Threatened.

Diet: They eat small fish and invertebrates. Taxonomy   Habitat: Holes Evolution   Coral Catshark native habitat, distribution, behavior & aquarium compatibility. pectoral fin base.

Binomial name: Atelomycterus marmoratus, Anonymous in Edward Turner Bennett, 1830.

Elasmodiver began as a simple web Rated 5 out of 5. by Jerry Hirak ; … These sharks, which reach more than 2 feet long, live among coral reefs, eating invertebrates and small fish.

There are no clear saddle markings.

It is likely threatened by the rising fishing pressure throughout its range, as well as by widespread habitat degradation from blast fishing, pollution, and the mining of coral for use as building material. The second dorsal fin is similarly shaped and slightly smaller than the first, and originates over the front quarter of the anal fin base.

Its slender form allows it to access tight spaces on the reef.
49-57cm.

The Coral Catshark is small tropical shark species found living amongst shallow tropical reefs and tidal pools throughout the Indo-Pacific and Western Pacific.

It is primarily crepuscular and nocturnal, with active foraging activity beginning in the afternoon and ending before sunrise. Tail: The caudal fin is relatively short and broad, with an indistinct lower lobe and a ventral notch near the tip of the upper lobe.

, SharkPictures   Not all sharks are a dull gray: the coral catshark (Atelomycterus marmoratus), for example, is vibrantly colored.

Average Size and Length: The length of hatchlings is unknown but probably around 10 cm. THE ELASMODIVER SHARK AND RAY FIELD GUIDE.

These shy sharks with cat-like eyes live in shallow water around coral reefs—hence, the name.

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to southern China, Philippines, Indonesia and PNG. Pictures:

accessed here: Photograph copyright Andy

Big Fish They love to hang out in nooks and crannies on the reef, and their long, tube-like bodies help them slip into these cracks.

This species is described by the IUCN Red List as Near Threatened.

Diet: They eat small fish and invertebrates. Taxonomy   Habitat: Holes Evolution   Coral Catshark native habitat, distribution, behavior & aquarium compatibility. pectoral fin base.

Binomial name: Atelomycterus marmoratus, Anonymous in Edward Turner Bennett, 1830.

Elasmodiver began as a simple web Rated 5 out of 5. by Jerry Hirak ; … These sharks, which reach more than 2 feet long, live among coral reefs, eating invertebrates and small fish.

There are no clear saddle markings.

It is likely threatened by the rising fishing pressure throughout its range, as well as by widespread habitat degradation from blast fishing, pollution, and the mining of coral for use as building material. The second dorsal fin is similarly shaped and slightly smaller than the first, and originates over the front quarter of the anal fin base.

Its slender form allows it to access tight spaces on the reef.
49-57cm.

The Coral Catshark is small tropical shark species found living amongst shallow tropical reefs and tidal pools throughout the Indo-Pacific and Western Pacific.

It is primarily crepuscular and nocturnal, with active foraging activity beginning in the afternoon and ending before sunrise. Tail: The caudal fin is relatively short and broad, with an indistinct lower lobe and a ventral notch near the tip of the upper lobe.