Apristurus aphyodes

NAKAYA & STEHMANN, 1998



Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
NAKAYA, K. & STEHMANN, M. (1998)
A new species of deep-water catshark, Apristurus aphyodes n. sp., from the eastern North Atlantic (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae). Archive of Fishery and Marine Research, 46 (1): 77–90

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Apristurus aphyodes NAKAYA & STEHMANN, 1998 © Dra. Cristina Rodriguez-Cabello, Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Santander, Spain
Short Description
Body slender and cylindrical. Dermal denticles from dorsolateral side of body small and erect.

Distribution
Northeast Atlantic. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733].

Habitat
bathypelagic; marine; depth range 1014 - 1800 m [3601]