Apristurus australis

SATO, NAKAYA & YOROZU, 2008



Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchinae

Reference of the original description
SATO, K. & NAKAYA, K. & YOROZU, M. (2008)
Apristurus australis sp. nov., a new long-snout catshark (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 113–122

Image of the original description

Head of Apristurus australis sp. nov., holotype CSIRO H 953–07 (mature male 616 mm TL): ventral view; dorsal view. Scale bar = 10 mm. In: SATO, K. & NAKAYA, K. & YOROZU, M. (2008): Apristurus australis sp. nov., a new long-snout catshark (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 113-122

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Apristurus cf. australis



Description :


Citation: Apristurus australis SATO, NAKAYA & YOROZU, 2008: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 05/2017

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Apristurus australis sp. nov., holotype CSIRO H 953–07 (mature male 616 mm TL): lateral view (drawing); lateral view (photograph). Scale bar = 50 mm. In: SATO, K. & NAKAYA, K. & YOROZU, M. (2008): Apristurus australis sp. nov., a new long-snout catshark (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 113-122
Short Description
This species has the following characters: flattened prenarial snout, apparently longer than interorbital width; furrows of upper labial much longer than the lower ones; pectoral fin widely expanding posteriorly, with outer margin a little longer than P1-P2 space; short abdomen, P1-P2 space narrower than preorbital length or anal fin base length; origin of first dorsal-fin just above or slightly anterior to pelvic-fin insertion; 50?64 and 48?68 tooth rows on upper and lower jaws, respectively; teeth with 5 or more cusps, including the anterior ones; egg capsule with no coiled tendrils on anterior and posterior ends, posterior end tapering toward tip; color preserved in alcohol is uniformly pale brownish to light greyish, sometimes light yellowish brown; the dorsal side of body is a little darker than ventral side [3338].

Distribution
Indian and Pacific coasts of Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Size / Weight / Age
61.6 cm TL (male/unsexed; [3338])

Habitat
bathypelagic; marine; depth range 486 - 1035 m [3338]