Apristurus exsanguis

Sato, Nakaya & Stewart, 1999

Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Sato, K. & Nakaya, K. & Stewart, A.L. (1999)
A new species of the deep-water catshark genus Apristurus from New Zealand waters (Chondrichthyes: Scyliorhinidae). Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 29(4), 325–335

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Apristurus exsanguis
Holotype: NMNZ: P21417; Paratype: AMS: I.35886-001; AMS: I.35885-001; HUMZ: 135346; HUMZ: 135345; NMNZ: P26833; NMNZ: P22072; NMNZ: P20341; NMNZ: P21455; NMNZ: P13143; NMNZ: P20257; NMNZ: P15064; NMNZ: P11406; NSMT: P.42809; NSMT: P.42810;

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Citation: Apristurus exsanguis Sato, Nakaya & Stewart, 1999: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Short Description
Spiral valve turns 12-15; monospondylous vertebrae 40-47; nostril diameter always greater than inter-nostril width; posterior tip of pectoral fin anterior to mid-point of paired fin interspace; the distance between axils of dorsal fins about equal to the anal fin base length; area of the first dorsal fin equal to or slightly less than the area of second; anal fin low with a moderately long base. Pale gray to pale brown in color.

Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.

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

Size / Weight / Age
90.8 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 40896))

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 560 - 1200 m (Ref. 40896)

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