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Poroderma africanum (Gmelin, 1789)
STRIPED CATSHARK
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Poroderma africanum (Gmelin , 1789)

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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Etymology: Poroderma: Greek, poros = porous + Greek, derma = skin (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Gmelin .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 5510 ).   Subtropical; 28°S - 36°S

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Southeast Atlantic: endemic to South Africa. There are old records from Madagascar and Mauritius, but these require confirmation (Ref. 244 ).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ? , range 65 - 72 cm
Max length : 101 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 244 ); 93.0 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines : 0; Anal soft rays : 0. A large catshark with short nasal barbels and long horizontal black stripes (Ref. 5578 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in the continental shelf, both inshore and offshore (Ref. 5578 ). Prefers rocky reefs from the intertidal zone down to 100 m depth (Ref. 5578 ). Nocturnal, often found in caves and crevices during the day (Ref. 5578 ). Feeds mainly on crustaceans, but also bony fish and cephalopods (Ref. 244 ). Oviparous (Ref. 50449 ). Readily kept in captivity (Ref. 244 ).

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Oviparous, with a single egg-case per oviduct (Ref. 244 ). Embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449 ). Size at hatching between 14 and 15 cm.

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. 120744 )

  Near Threatened (NT)  ; Date assessed: 01 October 2005

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: subsistence fisheries; gamefish: yes FAO(Publication : search ) | FishSource |

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 16.2 - 22, mean 19 (based on 20 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00355 (0.00193 - 0.00653), b=3.12 (2.96 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.6   ±0.5 se; Based on diet studies. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  High vulnerability (62 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Low .

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