Our Neighborhood's Biodiversity Map

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Middle East
ARKive species - Arabian carpetshark (Chiloscyllium arabicum) * To See the original image, please click the image
Shared by : Simran Vedvyas (UAE)
Region : Persian Gulf to the west coast of India
Status : Near Threatened
How easily you could have seen them in the past, how endangered they are
Carpetsharks are named for their interesting colours and patterns, but the Arabian carpetshark differs in being plain brown.
The Arabian carpetshark is classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List
How important role they are playing in the local ecosystem
Sharks are also sensitive to changes in pressure, and vibrations in the water are picked up by the inner ear and allow the Arabian carpetshark to hone in precisely on its prey.What kind of history they had in your region
Like other bottom-dwelling shark species, the Arabian carpetshark (Chiloscyllium arabicum) does not require a streamlined body for rapid movement, as it tends to spend much of its time lying on the ocean floor. Instead, its head and body are relatively broad and flat"

Reference :
http://www.arkive.org/arabian-carpetshark/chiloscyllium-arabicum/

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