Apristurus profundorum

(GOODE & BEAN, 1896)


Deepwater catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchinae

Reference of the original description
GOODE, G.B. & BEAN, T.H. (1896)
Oceanic ichthyology, a treatise on the deep-sea and pelagic fishes of the world, based chiefly upon the collections made by the steamers Blake, Albatross, and Fish Hawk in the northwestern Atlantic, with an atlas containing 417 figures. Special Bulletin U. S. National Museum, 2: Text: i–xxxv + 1–26 + 1–553, Atlas: i–xxiii, 1–26, 123 pls.

Image of the original description

Apristurus profundorum (GOODE & BEAN,1896)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Apristurus pofundorum, Scyliorhinus profundorum, Scylliorhinus profundorum

Types
Apristurus profundorum
Holotype: USNM: 35646;


Description :


Citation: Apristurus profundorum (GOODE & BEAN, 1896): 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
spa Pejegato abisal, fra \(T\) Holbiche papoila, fra \(T\) Rosette de profondeur, eng Deep-water catshark, eng Deepwater cat shark, eng Deepwater catshark

Short Description
Short snout, small eye, shorter gill openings. Uniform grayish brown below and above in alcohol (Ref. 6032).

Distribution
Western Atlantic: off Delaware Bay, USA and off Suriname [2445]. Eastern Atlantic: Morocco and northwest Africa (Ref. 40643). Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

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

Size / Weight / Age
54.2 cm TL (male/unsexed; [2445])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 1100 - 1750 m [13336]

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Copepoda
  • Neoalbionella kabatai (BENZ & IZAWA, 1990) [16541]