African ribbontail catshark

The African ribbontail catshark is ovoviviparous giving birth to two young per litter.

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The African ribbontail catshark lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 180 - 480 m environment.

The African ribbontail catshark, Eridacnis sinuans, is a finback catshark of the family Proscylliidae, found in the western Indian Ocean, from Tanzania, South Africa, and Mozambique, at depths of between 180 and 480 m. It reaches a length of 37 cm. More

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African Ribbontail Catshark (Eridacnis sinuans) Clown (Magnificent) Catshark (Proscyllium sp. More

Common names

African ribbontail cat shark in English
African ribbontail catshark in English
Afrikaanse rugvinkathaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Afrikansk finnerødhaj in Danish (dansk)
Requin chat à rubans in French (français)
Requin-chat à rubans in French (français)
Tollo coludo africano in Spanish (español)
东非光唇鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
東非光唇鯊 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Carcharhiniformes
Family : Proscylliidae
Genus : Eridacnis
Species : Eridacnis sinuans
Authority : Smith, 1957