Apristurus herklotsi

(Fowler, 1934)

Longfin catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Fowler, H.W. (1934)
Descriptions of new fishes obtained 1907 to 1910, chiefly in the Philippine Islands and adjacent seas. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 85, 233–367

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Apristurus abbreviatus, Apristurus brevicaudatus, Apristurus longianalis, Apristurus longicaudatus, Apristurus xenolepis, Pentanchus herklotsi

Apristurus herklotsi
Holotype: USNM: 93134;
Apristurus abbreviatus
Holotype: ECSFI: E-1547; Paratype: ECSFI: E-1548; ECSFI: E-1597; ECSFI: E-1000; ECSFI: E-1001; ECSFI: E-1417; ECSFI: E-1418;
Apristurus brevicaudatus
Holotype: SCSFRI: D01125; Paratype: SFC: D01126; SFC: D0032;
Apristurus longianalis
Holotype: SCSFRI: S06530; Paratype: SFC: D0571;
Apristurus longicaudatus
Holotype: SCSFRI: D00811; Paratype: SFC: D0564;
Apristurus xenolepis
Holotype: SCSFRI: D0042;

Description :

Citation: Apristurus herklotsi (Fowler, 1934): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2024

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Common names
spa Pejegato aletón, fra \(T\) Holbiche à longues nageoires, eng Longfin cat shark, eng Longfin catshark

Short Description
Brownish without conspicuous markings [517].

Western Pacific: Japan, the Philippines, East and South China seas, and the Kyushu-Palau Ridge. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: low; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family

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

Size / Weight / Age
48.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; [16823])

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 533 - 864 m (Ref. 39445)

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