Indian swellshark

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Indian swellshark
Cephaloscyllium silasi quilon.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Cephaloscyllium
C. silasi
Binomial name
Cephaloscyllium silasi
(Talwar, 1974)
Cephaloscyllium silasi distmap.png
Range of the Indian swellshark

The Indian swellshark (Cephaloscyllium silasi) is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae found in the western Indian Ocean from Quilon, India and Sauqira Bay, Oman between latitudes 16° N and 10° N, from the surface to 300 m. It grows to about 36 cm in length, and can expand its body by taking in air or water to make it appear larger to predators.


  1. ^ McCormack, C. 2009. Cephaloscyllium silasi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T161591A5459664. Downloaded on 19 September 2017.