Apristurus manis

(SPRINGER, 1979)


Ghost catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
SPRINGER, S. (1979)
A revision of the catsharks, Family Scyliorhinidae. NOAA Technical Report NMFS, Circular, 422: 1–152

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Parmaturus manis

Types
Apristurus manis
Holotype: MCZ: 38299; Paratype: MCZ: 37535; MCZ: 37512; MCZ: 37416;


Description :


Citation: Apristurus manis (SPRINGER, 1979): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2017

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Apristurus manis (SPRINGER, 1979), © Steve W. Ross, Center for Marine Science, Wilmington
Common names
spa Pejegato fantasma, fra \(T\) Holbiche fantôme, eng Ghost cat shark, eng Ghost catshark

Distribution
Northwest Atlantic: off Massachusetts, USA. Northeast Atlantic: Porcupine Bank west of Ireland. Nominal records of Apristurus profundurum from off Mauritania (Ref. 6479) possibly pertain to this species also.

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Found on the continental slopes. Benthopelagic, occurs at 658-1740 m depth (Ref. 58744).

Size / Weight / Age
85.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 76 cm TL (female)

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 600 - 1900 m [13336]