Proscyllium habereri

Hilgendorf, 1904

Graceful catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Proscylliidae

Reference of the original description
Hilgendorf, F.M. (1904)
Ein neuer Scyllium-artiger Haifisch, Proscyllium habereri nov. subgen. n. spec. von Formosa. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin, 1904(2): 39–41

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Calliscyllium venustum, Proscyllium venustum, Triakis habereri, Triakis venusta, Triakis venustum

Proscyllium habereri
Holotype: ZMB: 16201
Proscyllium venustum
Holotype: ZUMT: 3398;

Description :

Citation: Proscyllium habereri Hilgendorf, 1904: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2021

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Proscyllium habereri HILGENDORF, 1904, Pacific Shark Research Center, 185 mm TL, Ta-Chi Fish Market in Taiwan on August 4th, 1988 © Digital Fish Library
Common names
spa Tollo coludo grácil, fra \(T\) Requin chat gracile, fra \(T\) Requin-chat gracile, eng Graceful cat shark, eng Graceful catshark

Short Description
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 [544]. Round dark brown spots and indistinct saddles [544].

Western Pacific: southeastern Japan to Viet Nam and northwestern Java, Indonesia [544]. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries

Oviparous, with a single egg deposited per uterus [517]. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. A little-known, uncommon bottom-dwellingshark found on the shelves of continental and insular waters. Food habits little known; probably feeding on bony fishes, crustaceans and cephalopod.

Size / Weight / Age
57.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 65 cm TL (female)

demersal; marine; depth range 50 - 100 m [517]

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