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Graceful catshark

Graceful catshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Proscylliidae
Genus: Proscyllium
Species: P. habereri
Binomial name
Proscyllium habereri
Hilgendorf, 1904
Range of the graceful catshark

Proscyllium venustum Tanaka, 1912

The graceful catshark (Proscyllium habereri) is a species of finback catshark, belonging to the family Proscylliidae. This shark is found in the western Pacific Ocean, from southeastern Japan to Vietnam and northwestern Java, at depths between 50 and 100 m. Females can reach a length of 65 cm.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Proscyllium habereri in FishBase. May 2006 version.
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