Apristurus garricki

SATO, STEWART & NAKAYA, 2013


Garrick’s Catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchinae

Reference of the original description
SATO, K. & STEWART, A.L. & NAKAYA, K. (2013)
Apristurus garricki sp. nov., a new deep-water catshark from the northern New Zealand waters (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae). Marine Biology Research, 9 (8): 758–767



Description Pollerspoeck, Juergen:

Benediktinerring 34, D-94569 Stephansposching; juergen.pollerspoeck@shark-references.com
Citation: Apristurus garricki SATO, STEWART & NAKAYA, 2013: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2017

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Common names
Garrick’s Catshark

Short Description
Original diagnose after SATO, STEWART & NAKAYA, 2013 [19390]: "A species of Apristurus with the following characters in combination: very long snout, pre-outer nostril length greater than interorbital width; short P1-P2 distance, tip of pectoral fin reaching to midway of P1-P2 space; small first dorsal fin and its origin always behind pelvic fin axil; long base of anal fin 13.7-17.7% of TL; vertebral counts of monospondylous 34-37 and those of precaudal diplospondylous 32-39; total counts of precaudal vertebrae 66-73; intestinal spiral valves 10-13; tooth rows 37-50 on upper, 38-49 on lower jaws."

Distribution
northern Chatham Rise [19390];

Biology
Oviparous [19390]; dark to yellowish brown egg case (from paratype): 140 mm long, 37 mm wide [19390]; Deep-water

Size / Weight / Age
max male: 729 mm TL; max female: 735 mm TL (types) [19390];

Habitat
marine; depth range 517-1200 m depth [19390];

Dentition
Tooth rows on upper jaw 37-50, lower jaw 38-49. Teeth on the medial 5th on both jaws tricuspid with long, robust central cusp and smaller lateral cusps, lateral 13th and posterior 20th about 5 pointed (a few more in immature and female specimens). [19390];