Apristurus indicus

(Brauer, 1906)

Smallbelly catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Brauer, A. (1906)
Die Tiefsee-Fische. I. Systematischer Teil. In C. Chun. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der deutschen Tiefsee–Expedition "Valdivia," 1898–99. Jena. Die Tiefsee–Fische. I. Systematischer Teil, 15: 1–432, Pls. 1–18

Image of the original description

Apristurus indicus (Brauer, 1906)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Halaelurus indicus, Pentanchus indicus, Scyliorhinus indicus, Scyliorhinus (Halaelurus) indicus, Scyliorhinus (Hemigaleus) indicus, Scylliorhinus indicus

Apristurus indicus
Lectotype: ZMB: 22424; Paralectotype: ZMB: 17411; ZMH: 8234;

Description :

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Common names
spa Pejegato índico, fra \(T\) Holbiche artouca, eng Smallbelly cat shark, eng Smallbelly catshark

Western Indian Ocean: Somalia, Gulf of Aden, Oman. Possibly in the southeast Atlantic off Namibia and South Africa. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

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

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

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 1289 - 1840 m [517]

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