Family: Scyliorhinidae – Catsharks
Common Name– Ground Sharks
Common Name– Catsharks
Average Size and Length: Male Rusty catsharks can reach a maximum length of 35.3 cm/1.2 feet, and females can reach a maximum length of 42.3 cm/1.4 feet.
Current Rare Mythical Sightings: The Rusty catshark was named by W.T. White, P.R. Last, and J.D. Stevens in 2007.
Demographic, Distribution, Habitat, Environment and Range: The Rusty catshark is a tropical, demersal catshark found around the waters off Australia, in the eastern Indian Ocean over continental shelves.
Aesthetic Identification: The Rusty catshark is a rusty, reddish-brown color with darker colored saddles and bars.
Biology and Reproduction: More than likely oviparous.
Behavioral Traits, Sensing and Intelligence: Unknown.
Rusty Catshark Recorded Attacks on Humans: Not a threat to humans.