Apristurus gibbosus

Meng, Chu & Li, 1985

Humpback cat shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Meng, Q.-W. & Chu, Y.-D. & Li, S. (1985)
Description of four new species of Scyliorhinidae from depths of the south China Sea. Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica, 16(1): 43–50

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Apristurus gibbosus
Holotype: SCSFRI: D01121; Paratype: SFC: D01133; SFC: D0084;

Description :

Citation: Apristurus gibbosus Meng, Chu & Li, 1985: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 10/2021

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Common names
eng Humpback cat shark

Northwest Pacific: off Zhujiang, South China Sea [785]. Presence in the Western Central Pacific is uncertain [16823]. Source: www.gbif.org

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

Size / Weight / Age
388 cm TL (male/unsexed; [11427]); 410 cm TL (female)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range ? - 913 m [11427]

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