Apristurus parvipinnis

Springer & Heemstra, 1979

Smallfin catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Springer, S. (1979)
A revision of the catsharks, Family Scyliorhinidae. NOAA Technical Report NMFS, Circular, 422: 1–152

Apristurus parvipinnis
Holotype: USNM: 206178; Paratype: USNM: 220969; USNM: 206179;

Description :

Citation: Apristurus parvipinnis Springer & Heemstra, 1979: 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 parvipinnis Springer & Heemstra, 1979, © FAO, www.fish-base.org
Common names
spa Pejegato mocho, fra \(T\) Holbiche petites ailes, eng Smallfin cat shark, eng Smallfin catshark

Short Description
Second dorsal fin distinctly larger than the first [2445].

Western Atlantic: northeastern Gulf of Mexico off Florida, Gulf of Campeche, Panama, Colombia, and off French Guiana. Had been originally termed Apristurus indicus by Springer (1966) but apparently not conspecific with the Indian Ocean species.
First record: 2019: off Venezuela [27305] Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries

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

Size / Weight / Age
48.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 52 cm TL (female)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 600 - 1380 m (Ref. 44037)

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