Eridacnis radcliffei

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Eridacnis radcliffei

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Superordo: Selachimorpha
Ordo: Carcharhiniformes
Familia: Proscylliidae
Genus: Eridacnis
Species: Eridacnis radcliffei


Eridacnis radcliffei Smith, 1913

  • Holotype: USNM 74604.
  • Paratypes: USNM 317570 (2, embryos from holotype).

Type locality: Off Jolo Light, Sulu Islands, 6°11'50"N, 121°08'20"E, Philippines, Albatross station 5135, depth 161 fathoms.

Etymology: named in honor of ichthyologist-malacologist Lewis Radcliffe (1880-1950), member of Bureau of Fisheries team that collected type from the steamer Albatross. (From: The ETYFish project)


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Pygmy Ribbontail Catshark


  • Nair, R.V. & Lal Mohan, R.S. 1973. On a new deep sea skate, Rhinobatos variegatus, with notes on the deep sea sharks Halaelurus hispidus, Eridacnis radcliffei and Eugaleus omanensis from the Gulf of Mannar. Senckenbergiana Biologica 54(1/3): 71–80. PDFReference page
  • Smith, H.M. 1913. Description of a new carcharioid shark from the Sulu Archipelago. [Scientific results of the Philippine cruise of the Fisheries steamer "Albatross," 1907-1910.--No. 29.]. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 45(2003): 599-601, Pl. 47. BHL Reference page


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