Apristurus longicephalus

NAKAYA, 1975


Longhead catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
NAKAYA, K. (1975)
Taxonomy, comparative anatomy and phylogeny of Japanese catsharks, Scyliorhinidae. Memoir of the Faculty of Fishery of the Hokkaido University, 23: 1–94

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Types
Apristurus longicephalus
Holotype: HUMZ: 42399;


Description :


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Apristurus longicephalus NAKAYA, 1975, © FAO, www.fish-base.org
Common names
spa Pejegato cabezón, fra \(T\) Holbiche à grande tête, eng Longhead cat shark, eng Longhead catshark, eng Smooth-belly catshark

Short Description
Grey-black, without conspicuous markings [517].

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles, Japan, East China Sea, Philippines, and Australia. New specimens were caught off western New Caledonia (Coriolis Bank, Lansdowne Bank, Lord Howe Ridge and Fairway Ridge) and off Mozambique (Ref. 53905). Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: low; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. First record of a cartilaginous fish manifesting hermaphroditism which is further classified as rudimentary hermaphroditism (Ref. 53905). Occurs on the continental slope (Ref. 75154).

Size / Weight / Age
60.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 559))

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 680 - 900 m [1388]