Eridacnis barbouri  (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1944)

Cuban ribbontail catshark
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Proscylliidae (Finback catsharks)
Etymology: Eridacnis: Greek, eri = very + Greek, dakno = to bite (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 400 - 650 m (Ref. 55584).   Deep-water

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 200 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26340); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6077)

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Western Central Atlantic: apparently confined to a limited area in the Florida Straits and off the north coast of Cuba.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the upper continental and insular slopes. Probably feeds on small fishes, crustaceans and cephalopods. Ovoviviparous, with two young in a litter. Size at birth over 10 cm.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Compagno, Leonard J.V. | Collaborators

Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 244)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6328   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.60 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Fec=2).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Very high vulnerability (82 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.