Apristurus japonicus

Nakaya, 1975

Japanese catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Nakaya, K. (1975)
Taxonomy, comparative anatomy and phylogeny of Japanese catsharks, Scyliorhinidae. Memoirs of the Faculty of Fishery of the Hokkaido University, 23, 1–94

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Apristurus japonicus
Holotype: HUMZ: 40082; Paratype: HUMZ: 40080; HUMZ: 40078; HUMZ: 40076; HUMZ: 40077; HUMZ: 39961; HUMZ: 40075; HUMZ: 40081; HUMZ: 40079;

Description :

Citation: Apristurus japonicus Nakaya, 1975: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2024

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Apristurus japonicus Nakaya, 1975, © FAO, www.fish-base.org
Common names
spa Pejegato japonés, fra \(T\) Holbiche japonaise, fra \(T\) Holbiche japonnaise, eng Japanese cat shark, eng Japanese catshark

Short Description
Diet: only myctophids (North Pacific Ocean off northern Japan) [11701];

Northwest Pacific: off Chiba Prefecture, Honshu, Japan. Collected from the East China Sea (Ref. 559).

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
71.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 63 cm TL (female)

bathydemersal; marine

shark-references Species-ID=321;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Mooleptus rabuka (Machida, Ogawa & Okiyama, 1982) [11826]