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Indian swellshark

Indian swellshark
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Cephaloscyllium
Species: C. silasi
Binomial name
Cephaloscyllium silasi
(Talwar, 1974)
Range of the Indian swellshark

The Indian swellshark, Cephaloscyllium silasi, is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae found in the western Indian Ocean from Quilon, India and Sauqira Bay, Oman between latitudes 16° N and 10° N, from the surface to 300 m. It grows to about 36 cm in length, and can expand its body by taking in air or water to make it appear larger to predators.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Cephaloscyllium silasi in FishBase. may 2006 version.
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