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Title: Saltwater Fishes

Species #: 8

Common Name: Chain Catshark Scientific Name: Scyliorhinus retifer Kingdom: Animalia Class: Chondrichthyes Family:

Phylum: Chordata Order: Carcharhiniformes

Scyliorhinidae

Geography / Habitat: western Central Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Carribean. rough, rocky bottom, outer Continental Shelf

Life Strategy: Oviparous; no parental care beyond gestation. not very active animals.

Food / Feed Strategy: squid, fish, annelids, and crustaceans

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Body Form or Style: Fusiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Thunniform Mouth Position: Inferior Citation: "Chain Catsharks, Scyliorhinus Retifer at MarineBio.org." MarineBio.org - Marine Biology, Ocean Life Conservation, Sea Creatures, Biodiversity, Oceans Research... Web. <http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=96>


8 Chain Catshark