Apristurus ampliceps

SASAHARA, SATO & NAKAYA, 2008



Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
SASAHARA, R. & SATO, K. & NAKAYA, K. (2008)
A new species of deepwater catshark, Apristurus ampliceps sp. nov. (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae), from New Zealand and Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 93–104

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Types
Apristurus ampliceps
Holotype: NMNZ: P27063; Paratype: CSIRO: H 559-01; CSIRO: H 5128-01; CSIRO: H 1009-05; HUMZ: 139941; HUMZ: 139940; HUMZ: 139939; HUMZ: 135349; HUMZ: 139938; HUMZ: 135347;


Description :


Citation: Apristurus ampliceps SASAHARA, SATO & NAKAYA, 2008: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 06/2017

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Apristurus ampliceps sp. nov., holotype, NMNZ P 27063, mature male 826 mm TL, off Urry Bank, New Zealand: lateral view (drawing); lateral view (photograph); ventral view of head. Scale bar = 5 cm. In: SASAHARA, R. & SATO, K. & NAKAYA, K. (2008): A new species of deepwater catshark, Apristurus ampliceps sp. nov. (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae), from New Zealand and Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 93-104
Short Description
This species has the following characters: upper labial furrows about equal to, or slightly shorter than the lower ones; length of pre-outer nostril 4.5-6.6% TL; semicircular upper jaw; continuous supraorbital sensory canal; first dorsal fin is slightly smaller than second; anal fin is rounded in shape; narrow dermal denticles, leaf-like and sparse in distribution; enlarged dermal denticles absent along the dorsal margin of caudal fin; 8-11 spiral valves in intestine; size at maturity 65.0-75.0 cm TL; uniformly brown or blackish brown body and fins [3364].

Distribution
Southwest Pacific: New Zealand and Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Size / Weight / Age
85.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; [3364]); 79.6 cm TL (female)

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 800 - 1503 m [3364]