Scientific Name
Eridacnis radcliffei  
Eridacnis radcliffei雷氏光唇鯊
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Smith, 1913 Depth 71 - 766M
Chinese 雷氏光唇鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 原鯊科 Economic Fish No 
Family F024 Proscylliidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 斑鰭光唇鯊 
Max Length 24 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 沙條、花尾貓鮫 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Jolo Light, Sulu Islands, 6°11'50"N, 121°08'20"E, Philippines, Albatross station 5135, depth 161 fathoms 
Synonyms Eridacnis radcliffi, Proscyllium alcocki   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-圓口綱及軟骨魚綱(朱等, 2001);FAO Species Catalogue, Vol.4 Sharks of the world  Smith, H. M. 1913 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 朱元鼎, 孟慶聞 等編 2001 
Specimen List ASIZP0062284. ASIZP0807640. ASIZP0807641. ASIZP0807642. ASIZP0917640. ASIZP0917641. ASIZP0917642. NMMBP02084. NMMBP02840. NMMBP02891. NMMBP03566. NMMBP04488. NMMBP04489. NMMBP04886. NMMBP04887. NMMBP05753.  
Common Name Pygmy ribbontail catshark; Pygmy ribbontail cat shark 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic One of the smallest living sharks, not exceeding 24 cm, with anal fin and two equal-sized, spineless dorsal fins, first dorsal fin over abdomen and slightly closer to pelvic fins than pectorals, preoral snout less than 1.5 times mouth length, nictitating eyelids, a triangular mouth, labial furrows rudimentary or absent, comblike posterior teeth, short anterior nasal flaps that do not reach mouth, no nasoral grooves or barbels, a long, narrow, ribbonlike caudal fin with prominent dark banding, and brown coloration. Colour brown, with prominent dark banding on tail and dark markings on dorsal fins.
habitats A deepwater tropical benthic shark that often occurs on mud bottoms, on the upper continental and insular slopes and the outer shelves at depths from 71 to 766 m.Ovoviviparous, number of young 1 or 2 in a litter. This shark is extraordinary in the great s 
Distribution Wideranging in the Indo-West Pacific, but with spotty records from Tanzania, the Gulf of Aden, India (Gulf of Mannar, Bay of Bengal), the Andaman Islands, Viet Nam, Taiwan, and the Philippines. The immense range of this species is striking compared to the 
Utility Minimal, taken in commercial bottom trawls in the Philippines, but utilization there is not known.