Marbled Cat SharkFamily: ScyliorhinidaeAtelomycterus macleayiPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy David Brough
The Marbled Cat Shark is considered a "true catshark" with a long slender body and a narrow head. It is a bottom feeder that is found in Northern Australia.
The adult size of 24 inches (60 cm) makes this shark the smallest we have encountered!
The Marbled Cat Shark is considered a good aquarium choice. It is hardy and easy to take care of, though it will need a roomy marine aquarium to accommodate it when it reaches it's adult size.
For more Information on keeping this fish see:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Marine Aquarium
Sex: Sexual differences: The medial edges of the male's pelvic fins are modified to form claspers. The claspers are tubelike organs designed to deliver sperm into the female's reproductive tract. As the males grow older the claspers become more pronounced. The females do not have these.
Breeding/Reproduction: Oviparous egglayer. The young are about 10 cm (4 inches) in length when they hatch.