Apristurus micropterygeus

MENG, CHU & LI, 1986


Smalldorsal cat shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchinae

Reference of the original description
CHU, Y.-T. & MENG, Q.-W. & LI, S. (1986)
Description of four new species of the genus Apristurus (Scyliorhinidae) from deep waters of the South China Sea. Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica, 17 (4): 269–275

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Apristurus micropterygius

Types
Apristurus micropterygeus
Holotype: SCSFRI: E01128;


Description :


Citation: Apristurus micropterygeus MENG, CHU & LI, 1986: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2017

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Common names
eng Smalldorsal cat shark

Distribution
Northwest Pacific: South China Sea. Presence in the Western Central Pacific is uncertain [16823].

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

Size / Weight / Age
37.2 cm TL (male/unsexed; [3820])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range ? - 913 m [3820]