Apristurus laurussonii

(SAEMUNDSSON, 1922)


Iceland catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
SAEMUNDSSON, B. (1922)
Zoologiske Meddelelser fra Island. XIV. Fiske, ny for Island, of supplerende Oplysninger om andre, tidligere kendte. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening, Kjøbenhavn, 74: 159–201, Pls. 3–5

Image of the original description

Scyllium laurussonii SAEMUNDSSON, 1922 valid as: Apristurus laurussonii

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Apristurus aff. laurussoni, Apristurus atlanticus, Apristurus laurussoni, Apristurus maderensis, Scylliorhinus atlanticus, Scyllium laurussonii, Scyllium spinacipellitum

Types
Apristurus laurussonii
Holotype: NHMR: ?;
Apristurus maderensis
Holotype: MMF: 18750;
Scylliorhinus atlanticus
Holotype: ZMUB: 3203;


Description :


Citation: Apristurus laurussonii (SAEMUNDSSON, 1922): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 08/2017

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Common names
spa Pejegato atlántico, spa Pejegato de Madera, spa Pejegato islándico, spa Pintarroja atlántica, fra \(T\) Holbiche atlantique, fra \(T\) Roussette d"Islande, fra \(T\) Roussette de Madère, eng Atlantic ghost cat shark, eng Atlantic ghost catshark, eng Cat shark, eng Flathead cat shark, eng Iceland cat shark, eng Iceland catshark, eng Madeira catshark, eng Medeira shark

Distribution
Western Atlantic: Massachusetts and Delaware, USA and the northern Gulf of Mexico. Eastern Atlantic: Iceland, southwestern Ireland, Canary Islands and Madeira. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

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

Size / Weight / Age
68.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 67 cm TL (female)

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 560 - 1462 m [517]

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda