Special anatomical, physiological
or behavioral adaptations:
These sharks are not endangered at the moment.They tend to stay inshore near coral reefs and tidepools; however, theyhave fallen prey to fisheries in India and Thailand.
Also interesting is the fact that the gills ofthis shark are sometimes infested with the larva of isopods which is utilizedas food. (The spiracles may be an adaptation for bottom dwelling whichhelps keep the sand out of the gills as the shark feeds).
These cat sharks have small "whiskers" which arecalled barbels. These are sensory organs which hang from each nostril.
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Though they are sharks, they are harmless to people,but if kept in a tank, smaller fish...BEWARE!