Because of the eyes of Psuedotrakias microdo are similar to that of an actual catshark, it was given the name ‘false catshark’ by Felix de Brito Capelo, a shark scientist from Portugal.
False catsharks came from the family of ground shark like the hammerhead. They have long, narrow eyes and a large, heavy body that can grow at least 10 feet long. They are so rare that it was first seen ten years ago and normally lives at depths of 4,600 ft. They can be found in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans and it was the second time it was seen in Scotland.