One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small bottom-dwelling shark that has catlike eyes and small dorsal fins set well back. It is typically strikingly marked and lives in warmer waters.
Apristurus and other genera, family Scyliorhinidae: several species, including the brown cat shark (A. brunneus)
- ‘The brown cat shark is oviparous, with eggs deposited in transparent oblong cases slightly over 5 cm long.’
- ‘The funding allowed the crew to search parts of the ocean never seen before, turning up cat sharks, slime eels and other unusual animals.’
- ‘As a finale, Reon takes us the next day to a local reef famous for its cat sharks.’
- ‘The deepsea cat shark has a broad snout with 8 or 9 rows of pores along the ventral surface.’
- ‘When I first saw the banded cat shark at the zoo, I had a hard time understanding why they called it that.’
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