Saldanha catshark

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Saldanha catshark
Apristurus saldanha.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Apristurus
Species: A. saldanha
Binomial name
Apristurus saldanha
(Barnard, 1925)
Apristurus saldanha distmap.png
Range of the Saldanha catshark

The Saldanha catshark (Apristurus saldanha) is a species of catshark, belonging to the family Scyliorhinidae. This catshark is found from Cape Columbine to south of False Bay in South Africa, between 31 and 40°S. Its length is up to 88 cm. It is a plain, dark grey-brown, stout catshark, with moderately large eyes, a broad snout, and large pectoral fins.[2]


  1. ^ Ebert, D.A. 2004. Apristurus saldanha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44602A10922454. Downloaded on 15 September 2017
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Apristurus saldanha" in FishBase. July 2006 version.