Apristurus microps

(GILCHRIST, 1922)


Smalleye catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
GILCHRIST, J.D.F. (1922)
Deep-sea fishes procured by the S.S. Pickle. Part 1. Report Fisheries and Marine Biological Survey, Union of South Africa, 2 (3): 41–79, Pls. 7–12

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Pentanchus microps, Scylliorhinus microps

Types
Apristurus microps



Description :


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Common names
spa Pejegato puerco, fra \(T\) Holbiche porc, eng Smalleye cat shark, eng Smalleye catshark

Short Description
A stout, plain catshark with small eyes, a long thick and broad snout, and long labial furrows; mouth projecting well in front of eyes; pectoral fins very short [536]. Uniformly black or dark to medium brown or grey; no markings [536].

Distribution
Southeast Atlantic: off the Orange River to Cape Agulhas, South Africa. Elsewhere known from the North Atlantic. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Biology
Oviparous [536]. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Benthopelagic, 1000-2000 m depth (Ref. 58744). Found on the continental slope, on or near the bottom [517]. Feeds on small bony fish, shrimp, squid, and possibly other sharks [536].

Size / Weight / Age
61.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [536])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 1000 - 2200 m [13336]