SHARK WEEK- GREATEST HITS DAY #5
We’re taking the E & E sub to the waters off of Europe to meet a small shark! We love those cartilaginous fish and they come in all shapes and sizes! Hop aboard and let’s go on today’s adventure!
MEET THE SMALL SPOTTED CATSHARK!
Range/Habitat: Eastern North Atlantic- Mediterranean/ ocean
Diet: Carnivore: fish, mollusks
Length/Weight: up to 3 ¼ ft/ 6 ½ lbs
Conservation Status: common
- Small Spotted Catsharks are also known as the Lesser Spotted Catshark.
- Small spotted catsharks are the most common shark in Europe.
- They have smooth skin.
- They have spots to help them camouflage in with the ocean floor.
- Female small spotted catsharks lay eggs called mermaids purses.
These little sharks are great! We love that shark eggs are called mermaid purses! Hehe- can you imagine a mermaid with a purse!? We giggle every time we think of it!