Apristurus albisoma

Nakaya & Séret, 1999

Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Nakaya, K. & Séret, B. (1999)
A new species of deepwater catshark, Apristurus albisoma n. sp. from New Caledonia (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae). Cybium, 23(3), 297–310

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Citation: Apristurus albisoma Nakaya & Séret, 1999: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2024

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Short Description
Body whitish. Eyes small; interobital region 2.7 - 3.6 times eye diameter. Supraorbital sensory canal continuous. Second dorsal fin axil before anal fin axil. Upper labial furrows equal or shorter than lower furrows. Tricuspid dermal denticles overlapping. Spiral valves 6-10.

Western Pacific: southern waters off New Caledonia, slopes of the seamounts of the Norfolk and Lord Howe ridges.

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Some stomachs with penaeid shrimps (Gennadas) and one with a squid beak [3696].

Size / Weight / Age
59.6 cm TL (male/unsexed; [3696]); 56.6 cm TL (female)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 935 - 1564 m [3696]

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