Apristurus saldanha

(Barnard, 1925)

Saldanha catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Barnard, K.H. (1925)
A monograph of the marine fishes of South Africa. Part I (Amphioxus, Cyclostomata, Elasmobranchii, and Teleostei -Isospondyli to Heterosomata). Annals of the South African Museum, 21(1), 1–418

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Pentanchus saldanha, Scyliorhinus (Apristurus) saldanha, Scylliorhinus saldanha

Apristurus saldanha
Holotype: SAM: (apparently (lost);

Description :

Citation: Apristurus saldanha (Barnard, 1925): 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 saldanha (Barnard, 1925), © FAO, www.fish-base.org
Common names
spa Pejegato saldaña, fra \(T\) Holbiche gatussau, eng Saldanha cat shark, eng Saldanha catshark

Short Description
A stout, plain catshark with moderately large eyes, a long, thick and broad snout, and long labial furrows; mouth not projecting in front of eyes; pectoral fins large [536]. Uniformly dark grey-brown [536].

Southeast Atlantic: Cape Columbine to south of False Bay in South Africa [536]. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Oviparous [536]. Paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733].

Size / Weight / Age
88.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [536])

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 453 - 717 m [536]

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