Apristurus spongiceps

(Gilbert, 1905)

Spongehead catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Gilbert, C.H. (1905)
The aquatic resources of the Hawaiian Islands. Part II. The deep-sea fishes. Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission, 23(2), 575–713

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Catulus spongiceps, Parapristurus spongiceps, Pentanchus spongiceps, Pristiurus spongiceps, Scyliorhinus spongiceps

Apristurus spongiceps
Holotype: USNM: 51590;

Description :

Citation: Apristurus spongiceps (Gilbert, 1905): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2024

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Apristurus spongiceps (Gilbert, 1905), © FAO, www.fish-base.org
Common names
spa Pejegato esponjoso, fra \(T\) Holbiche tête molle, eng Spongehead cat shark, eng Spongehead catshark

Short Description
Dark brown, without conspicuous markings on fins [517].

Pacific Ocean: Banda Sea off southern Sulawesi and the Hawaiian Islands.

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

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

Size / Weight / Age
50.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517])

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 572 - 1482 m [16823]

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