The Coral Catshark is a small, slender shark with a narrow head and the elongated, cat-like eyes typical of the catshark family. Although a widespread and common species, surprisingly little is known about the biology of the Coral Catshark. Reclusive and inactive during the day, at dusk and at night the Coral Catshark actively forages for small, bottom-living invertebrates and bony fishes. Its slender form allows it to access tight spaces on the reef. It is oviparous: females lay purse-shaped egg capsules two at a time on the bottom, and the young hatch after approximately100 days.