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Longtail carpet sharks

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  • Longtail carpet sharks prefer tropical waters near the coast and are common in the Indo-Pacific from Madagascar to Australia to Japan.
  • They are very lazy and spend most of their time on the bottom, where they feed on smaller fish and invertebrates.
  • It seems as if the females can store sperm in themselves and thus produce offspring years after intercourse. This is supported by several cases in which females lay eggs several times despite being kept in isolation.