Definition of cat shark in English:

cat shark

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  • A small bottom-dwelling shark that has catlike eyes and small dorsal fins set well back, inhabiting warmer waters.
    • Apristurus and other genera, family Scyliorhinidae: several species
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    • As a finale, Reon takes us the next day to a local reef famous for its cat sharks.
    • When I first saw the banded cat shark at the zoo, I had a hard time understanding why they called it that.
    • The brown cat shark is oviparous, with eggs deposited in transparent oblong cases slightly over 5 cm long.

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