This shark is called a pyjama shark because it looks like it’s wearing striped pyjamas. Pyjama catsharks are found off the coast of South Africa in the southeast Atlantic and the western Indian Oceans. It is nocturnal, meaning it only hunts at night. During the day it rests in rocks and caves. Pyjama catsharks prey on cephalopods, crustaceans, bony fish, hagfishes, and bristle worms. These sharks are oviparous, with females producing two eggs at a time. Adult males are between 75 and 91 cm long, while adult females grow slightly larger.
SASSI status – Red (do not buy)