A Skinless Catshark Was Recently Caught Off The Coast of Sardinia

For the first time ever, a team of researchers trawling in Sardinia have brought up a catshark that¬†appeared to have no skin. Investigations into the animal’s anatomy, published in the journal¬†Fish Biology, revealed that the fish possessed none of the…

Free Sharks & Rays of Papua New Guinea eBook

Shark lovers, especially tropical shark species, will really appreciate a brand new free eBook on the Sharks & Rays of Papua New Guinea. Published by the PNG National Fisheries Authority and the Australian Government, this 300+ page digital document covers…

Catsharks have evolved fluorescence to better see each other

Fluorescent fish and other animals other than corals have been making headlines the past few years. One of the most notable inclusions to the list of fluorescent fish are fluorescent sharks, and recent research has possibly teased out why sharks…

Atelomycterus erdmanni, a new species of catshark from Eastern Indonesia

Atelomycterus erdmanni is a new species of catshark from Indonesia with a very attractive jaguar pattern and a typical slender catshark body shape. The new species is names after Mark Erdmann, a prolific diver, underwater explorer and ichthyologist who has…