Upper side of the body usually light brown covered with darker spots, although some sharks will be darker and occasionally shown quite defined saddle markings. May occasionally have a smattering of white spots.
Oviparous. (egg laying) Eggs laid 2 at a time and the female may lay as many as 5/7 eggs per week during the breeding season (November to July) - hatching size 9 to 10cm. Females mature at 44cm
Bottom dwelling shark, with a liking for sandy, coral type structures, mud, gravel and algal areas. Found in very shallow waters to 110m
Mainly crustaceans (crabs and shrimps) and molluscs (especially whelks) occasionally small fish and squid.
North Eastern Atlantic to Senegal
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