Apristurus macrostomus

CHU, MENG & LI, 1985

Broadmouth cat shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
MENG, Q.-W. & CHU, Y.-D. & LI, S. (1985)
Description of four new species of Scyliorhinidae from depths of the south China Sea. Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica, 16 (1): 43–50

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Apristurus macrostomus
Holotype: SCSFRI: D00807;

Description :

Citation: Apristurus macrostomus CHU, MENG & LI, 1985: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2018

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Common names
eng Broadmouth cat shark

Northwest Pacific: off Zhujiang, South China Sea [785]. Presence in the Western Central Pacific is uncertain [16823]. Source: www.gbif.org

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

Size / Weight / Age
38 cm TL (female)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 913 - 913 m [11427]

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Nakayacestus takahashii CAIRA, KUCHTA & DESJARDINS, 2010 [17720]