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 Pyjama shark (Poroderma africanum)

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 Photo

Pyjama shark
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 Range Map

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 Systematics

Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata)

Class: Carlilagenous Fishes (Chondrichthyes)
  Order: Ground sharks (Carcharhiniformes)
    Family: Catsharks (Scyliorhinidae)
      Genus: Poroderma (Poroderma)


 Name

Scientific: Poroderma africanum
German: Pyjamahai
English: Pyjama shark
French: Rousette rubanee
Spanish: Alitan listado


 Appearance

General appearance of a cat shark. First dorsal fin opposite the midbase of the pelvic fins. Second dorsal fin is much smaller than first one and ends at the beginning of the caudal fin.

 Coloration

Greyish with dark stripes.

 Distribution

Eastern Atlantic: South Africa. Western Indian Ocean: South Africa.

 Biology

Common. Lives preferably in shore areas, close to bottom, down depths of 100 m. Prefers small caves and crevices. Nocturnal.

 Feeding

Feeds preferably on crustaceans, but on small fishes too.

 Size

Average size between 60 cm and 80 cm, maximum total length up to about 100 cm.

 Reproduction

Oviparous (egg laying). Hatch size about 15 cm. Males reach sexual maturity at about 60 cm, females at 65 cm.

 Similar Species

Unmistakable pattern.

 Endangerment

Status in the IUCN Red List(1994):

Main criterion: > LR/nt (Low Risk/Near Threatened (1994))
Sub criterion:
Trend: Unknown


 Danger to Humans

Harmless.



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