Cuban Ribbontail Catshark

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About the Cuban Ribbontail Catshark

The Cuban ribbontail catshark is a rare species of finback catshark found in the Western Central Atlantic Ocean. It is a deepwater species and spends most of its life at depths between 400 and 600 m. It grows up to 30 cm.


Like most members of its family, Cuban ribbontail catsharks are ovoviviparous and are thought to give birth to one or two pups per litter, which are born about 10 cm long.


Because of their small size and the depths at which they live, they’re not a targeted species, but there aren’t enough records to determine their population health. The IUCN lists them as Data Deficient.

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Scientific Name Eridacnis barbouri
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
Litter Size 2
Common Length 200 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 400- 650 m
DistributionWestern Central Atlantic