Apristurus pinguis

Deng, Xiong & Zhan, 1983

Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Deng, S.-M. & Xiong, G.-Q. & Zhan, H.-X. (1983)
Description of three new species of elasmobranchiate fishes from deep waters of the east China Sea. Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica, 14(1), 64–70

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Apristurus pinguis
Holotype: ECSFI: SH80D-0312;

Description :

Citation: Apristurus pinguis Deng, Xiong & Zhan, 1983: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2024

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Apristurus pinguis Deng, Xiong & Zhan, 1983: lateral view of ECSFI SH80D–0312 (holotype), male 558 mm TL, East China Sea; B. lateral view of HUMZ 200708, male 590 mm TL, west of Sandy Cape, Tasmania; ventral view of head of HUMZ 200708. Scale bar = 5 cm. In: Kawauchi, J. & SASAHARA, R. & SATO, K. & Nakaya, K. (2008): Occurrence of the deep-water catsharks Apristurus platyrhynchus and Apristurus pinguis in the Indian and Western South Pacific Oceans (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae). CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 75-92
Short Description
Body stout. Snout length in front of mouth about 1.2 times the distance between nostrils. Long anal fin, rear tip nearly reaching origin of lower caudal lobe. Greater distance between origins of pectoral and pelvic than the distance of tip of snout to origin of pectoral fin; but shorter compared to that from tip of snout to end of pectoral base. Similar to A. japonicus but differs in having distance between orbits about the length of snout in front of mouth; length of nostril about 1/2 distance between nostrils; the upper and lower labials about equal in length (Ref. 41248).

Northwest Pacific: East China Sea. Source: www.gbif.org

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

Size / Weight / Age
83.5 cm TL (unsexed; [22721])

bathypelagic; marine; depth range 200 - 1000 m (Ref. 41248)

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