African ribbontail catshark

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African ribbontail catshark
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Proscylliidae
Genus: Eridacnis
Species: E. sinuans
Binomial name
Eridacnis sinuans
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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 between 180 and 480 m. It can grow up to a length of 37 cm.

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

The African ribbontail catshark's coloration is grey-brown.


  1. ^ Brash, J. 2004. Eridacnis sinuans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44611A10925150. Downloaded on 06 September 2017.