Coral Cat Shark
Chiloscyllium punctatum

Coral Cat Shark

Regular price $255.00 Sale price $300.00 Unit price per

DUE TO THEIR LENGTH, WE WILL ONLY BRING SHARKS IN FOR APPROPRIATELY SIZED AQUARIUMS - Please contact for details on how to order

Approximate purchase size <12"

Size: 28 inches (70 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits crevices and holes in lagoon patch reefs, mangrove areas, and intertidal zones and usually found at depths between 3 to 15 feet (1 - 5 m) where it feeds on small fishes, shrimp, worms, crabs urchins, and other crustaceans.

General Husbandry: Rarely seen in the trade, having dark body and white belly with light spots and bars and a white tips on the dorsal.


They are best maintained in large shark and stingrays type aquariums having deep fine-grained sand, and wide-open swimming areas, peaceful, none fin-nipping tankmates and tankmates too large to be eaten. Also a large, well-filtered and well-oxygenated system with few environment obstructions, however, should have large caves and/or ledges to hide in/under, especially during daylight hours.


Do not house with large triggerfishes, angelfishes, wrasses, and pufferfishes, as they can pick on the shark and cause skin and/or eye damage.


Requires a meaty diet, i.e., preferably live grass shrimp, earthworms and/or crabs and/or chopped meaty foods such as fish flesh, shrimp, clams, scallops and earthworms and be fed two to three times weekly. Place food on the substrate near the specimen and it will find it and suck it up.

Very sensitive to copper, therefore aquarium water should be made with RO/DI processed water.


Spends a good portion of its time resting on the bottom.


Experience Level: Expert

Temperament: Aggressive

Diet: Carnivore

Coral Safe: Yes

Fish Safe: No

Invertebrate Safe: No