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Proscyllium habereri  Hilgendorf, 1904

Graceful catshark
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Proscylliidae (Finback catsharks)
Etymology: Proscyllium: Greek, pro = first, in front of + Greek, skylla = a kind of shark (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Hilgendorf.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 50 - 100 m (Ref. 244).   Tropical; 39°N - 8°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 57.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 244); 65.0 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 0. Caudal fin without a rippled dorsal margin and ventral lobe but with a strong subterminal notch; vertebral axis of caudal fin little raised above body axis (Ref. 13566). Round dark brown spots and indistinct saddles (Ref. 13566).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Pacific: southeastern Japan to Viet Nam and northwestern Java, Indonesia (Ref. 13566).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A little-known, uncommon bottom-dwelling shark found on the shelves of continental and insular waters (Ref. 244). Dwell on the sublittoral zone, 50-320 m (Ref. 11230). Food habits little known; probably feeding on bony fishes, crustaceans and cephalopods (Ref. 244). Oviparous (Ref. 50449), with 1 to 2 pups in a litter (Ref. 244).

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 (Ref. 13566)




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Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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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):  4.1   ±0.57 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Fec = 1-2).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.