Catshark lays eggs

The Chain catshark, Scyliorhinus retifer, also called the chain dogfish, is a small, spotted shark that has a characteristic fluorescent activity. In the Mid-Atlantic Bight, the Chain dogfish is found along the outer continental shelf and upper slope. The shark occupies depths of 58 to 359 meters and occupies shallower depths in the northern region compared to southern areas. This shark does not migrate he seems to need warmer waters.

The Chain Catshark Scyliorhinus retifer in its natural habitat, lives surrounded by anemones, sea fans, and corals in 300 meters of water on the seafloor in the Gulf of Mexico.

Six species of catsharks are found in the Gulf of Mexico, including the Small, Broadgill, Chain, Marbled, Iceland, and Campeche catsharks. These species range from 50-1,850 meters (m). They lay eggs.

Since there is no seaweed like kelp deep in the ocean where the catsharks livesthey lay their eggs attached to coral that live deep in the ocean.

Chain catshark information from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Picture of the chain catshark

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