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Family Callidulidae: An unusual family of moths known as "Old World Butterfly-moths. Callidulids are a family of butterfly like moths which are distributed throughout southeast Asia and Oceania. Callidulids can exhibit both day and night flying behavior and typically hold their wings over thier backs like butterflies. Thier closest relatives are know truly known but they are thought to be close to hook-tip and geometer moths.

Image: L. Shyamal

 

Small-spotted Catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula)

Also known as the lesser spotted dogfish, the small-spotted catshark is a species of catshark native to the northeast Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean sea. Catsharks are opportunistic feeders and will feed on a wide range of food like, echinoderms, annelids, crustaceans, molluscs and small fish. Small-spotted cathsharks will use a process known as ‘scale rasping’ when feeding on small fish. Scale rasping occurs when the catshark grasps its prey’s tail so its rapid movements can tear chunks off of its prey, these chunks are then anchored to the sharks body via tooth-like structures on its skin which normally protect the shark from parasites.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Chondrichthyes-Carcharhiniformes-Scyliorhinidae-Scyliorhinus-canicula

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