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 Cuban ribbontail catshark (Eridacnis barbouri)

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 Photo

Cuban ribbontail catshark
No image of Cuban ribbontail catshark found in the Shark Database
 Range Map

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 Systematics

Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata)

Class: Carlilagenous Fishes (Chondrichthyes)
  Order: Ground sharks (Carcharhiniformes)
    Family: Finback catsharks (Proscylliidae)
      Genus: Eridacnis (Eridacnis)


 Name

Scientific: Eridacnis barbouri
German: Kubanischer Katzenhai
English: Cuban ribbontail catshark
French: Requin chat cubain
Spanish: Tollo coludo cubano


 Appearance

Very slender, small shark. Nicitating membrane present. Two equal-sized dorsal fins. The position of the first dorsal fin is closer to the pelvic fins than to the pectorals. Very slender caudal fin.

 Coloration

Light grey, with dark stripes over the caudal fin.

 Distribution

Western Atlantic: Between Cuba and Florida.

 Biology

Abundant. Lives close to the bottom on upper slopes of the continental shelf down to a depth of about 600 m.

 Feeding

Small fishes, crustaceans and cephalopods.

 Size

Average size about 25 cm to 30 cm, total maximum length about 35 cm.

 Reproduction

Aplacental viviparous (ovoviviparous). Two pups per litter. Males reach sexual maturity at approximately 27 cm, females at 28 cm.

 Similar Species

Some species of the same genus have a similar appearance but differ in color pattern and distribution.

 Endangerment

Status in the IUCN Red List:


No Entry found in Red List.


 Danger to Humans

Harmless.



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