Behaviors and Adaptations:
- They live on the bottom of the ocean because the food they eat are mainly bottom dwellers.
- Their dark spot patterns help them to camouflage to the bottom of the ocean floor.
- Some have strong pectoral fins that allow them to wander around, similar to a walking motion.
- They have a spiracle under each eye, used for respiration.
- It is a filter-feeder pulls water in through its mouth and sifting out plankton.
- Carpet sharks are sometimes accidentally caught by commercial and recreational fishermen.
- A small population of Carpet sharks are captured for aquariums.
- It is used for data by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which classifies the likelihood of endangerment.
If you want to live in the dark, become a Carpet shark.