Apristurus breviventralis

Kawauchi, Weigmann & Nakaya, 2014

Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Kawauchi, J. & Weigmann, S. & Nakaya, K. (2014)
Apristurus breviventralis, a new species of deep-water catshark (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from the Gulf of Aden. Zootaxa, 3881(1), 001–016

Apristurus breviventralis
Holotype: ZMH: 25600; Paratype: HUMZ: 221300; HUMZ: 221301; ZMH: 25601;

Description :

Citation: Apristurus breviventralis Kawauchi, Weigmann & Nakaya, 2014: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Apristurus breviventralis Kawauchi, Weigmann & Nakaya, 2014, holotype, © Dr. Simon Weigmann, Elasmobranch Research Laboratory, Hamburg, Germany
Common names
eng Shortbelly catshark

Short Description
Orignal diagnosis of KAWAUCHI, WEIGMANN & NAKAYA, 2014 [21664]: A species of the ‘brunneus group’ of Apristurus with: upper labial furrows clearly longer than lower ones; first dorsal fin much smaller than second dorsal fin, originating distinctly posterior to level of pelvic-fin insertion; second dorsal-fin insertion clearly anterior to level of anal-fin insertion; snout moderately long, its tip pointed; pre-outer nostril length slightly greater than internarial width, about 0.6–0.8 times interorbital width; abdomen very short; pectoral-pelvic space much shorter than anal-fin base length; pectoral-fin tip posterior to level of midpoint of pectoral-pelvic space; 17–19 spiral valves; 33–36 monospondylous and 34–38 precaudal diplospondylous vertebrae; small dermal denticles giving a velvety texture to body surface; no enlarged dermal denticles along dorsal margin of caudal fin; claspers without hooks, posterior margin of exorhipidion forming a free lobe; body and fins uniformly medium or dark brown.

Off the Socotra Islands, Gulf of Aden [21664]

Size / Weight / Age
males at least 477 mm TL, females unknown (types) [21664]

marine; depth range 1000–1120 m [21664]

Teeth numerous and small; upper anterior and upper lateral teeth with a long, robust central cusp and one or two short, sharp lateral cusps on each side of the central cusp; lower anterior and lower lateral teeth with a long, robust central cusp and two or three short lateral cusps on each side of the central cusp [21664]

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