Apristurus profundorum

(Goode & Bean, 1896)

Deepwater catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Goode, G.B. & Bean, T.H. (1895)
Oceanic ichthyology, a treatise on the deep-sea and pelagic fishes of the world, based chiefly upon the collections made by the steamers Blake, Albatross, and Fish Hawk in the northwestern Atlantic, with an atlas containing 417 figures. Special Bulletin U. S. National Museum, 2: Text: i–xxxv + 1–26 + 1–553, Atlas: i–xxiii, 1–26, 123 pls.

Image of the original description

Apristurus profundorum (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Apristurus pofundorum, Scyliorhinus profundorum, Scylliorhinus profundorum

Apristurus profundorum
Holotype: USNM: 35646;

Description :

Citation: Apristurus profundorum (Goode & Bean, 1896): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 06/2024

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Apristurus profundorum (Goode & Bean, 1896) © Camilla Parzanini, Department of Ocean SciencesMemorial UniversitySt. John’sCanada
Common names
spa Pejegato abisal, fra \(T\) Holbiche papoila, fra \(T\) Rosette de profondeur, eng Deep-water catshark, eng Deepwater cat shark, eng Deepwater catshark

Short Description
Short snout, small eye, shorter gill openings. Uniform grayish brown below and above in alcohol (Ref. 6032).

Western Atlantic: off Delaware Bay, USA and off Suriname [2445]. Eastern Atlantic: Morocco and northwest Africa (Ref. 40643).
First record: 2019: off Venezuela [27305] Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

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

Size / Weight / Age
54.2 cm TL (male/unsexed; [2445])

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 1100 - 1750 m [13336]

shark-references Species-ID=340;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Neoalbionella kabatai (Benz & Izawa, 1990) [16541]