Apristurus macrostomus

Chu, Meng & Li, 1985


Broadmouth cat shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Meng, Q.-W. & Chu, Y.-D. & Li, S. (1985)
Description of four new species of Scyliorhinidae from depths of the south China Sea. Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica, 16(1), 43–50

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Types
Apristurus macrostomus
Holotype: SCSFRI: D00807;


Description :


Citation: Apristurus macrostomus Chu, Meng & Li, 1985: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 08/2022

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Common names
eng Broadmouth cat shark

Distribution
Northwest Pacific: off Zhujiang, South China Sea [785]. Presence in the Western Central Pacific is uncertain [16823]. Source: www.gbif.org

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

Size / Weight / Age
38 cm TL (female)

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 913 - 913 m [11427]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=329;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda
  • Nakayacestus takahashii Caira, Kuchta & Desjardins, 2010 [17720]