Apristurus brunneus

(Gilbert, 1892)

Brown cat shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Gilbert, C.H. (1892)
Descriptions of thirty-four new species of fishes collected in 1888 and 1889, principally among the Santa Barbara Islands and in the Gulf of California. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 14, 539–566

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Catulus brunneus, Scyliorhinus brunneus

Apristurus brunneus
Holotype: USNM: 51708;

Description :

Citation: Apristurus brunneus (Gilbert, 1892): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2024

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Common names
deu \(T\) Brauner Katzenhai, spa Gato marrón, spa Pejegato marrón, spa Tiburón, fra \(T\) Holbiche brune, eng Brown cat shark, eng Brown catshark, eng Brown shark, ita Gattuccio bruno, por Tubarao-castanho

Short Description
Dark brown, with conspicuous light posterior margin on fins [518].

Eastern Pacific: British Columbia, Canada to northern Baja California, Mexico. Probably south to Panama, Ecuador, and Peru. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Oviparous, with a single egg per oviduct [517]. Eggs are enclosed in oblong transparent cases with tendrils at each end (Ref. 6885). Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. In Canada, females carry egg cases from February to August [517]. Feeds mainly on shrimps; also on euphausiid shrimps, squids and small fishes [517].

Size / Weight / Age
68.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517])

demersal; marine; depth range 33 - 950 m [517]

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