Poroderma africanum, Storms River Mouth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, Photo: Sophie Edgar
A small shark with black stripes along body and short barbels below tip of snout. A social shark that congregates in groups in the intertidal and shallow subtidal zones, often seen resting during the day in caves and crevices.
Max Size: 101 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 14.8-23.7°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
Threats: By-catch, Exploitation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (80% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.