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 Atlantic Ghost catshark (Apristurus atlanticus)

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 Photo

Atlantic Ghost catshark
No image of Atlantic Ghost catshark found in the Shark Database
 Range Map

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 Systematics

Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata)

Class: Carlilagenous Fishes (Chondrichthyes)
  Order: Ground sharks (Carcharhiniformes)
    Family: Catsharks (Scyliorhinidae)
      Genus: Apristurus (Apristurus)


 Name

Scientific: Apristurus atlanticus
German: Atlantischer Geister-Katzenhai
English: Atlantic Ghost catshark, Atlantic catshark
French: Holbiche atlantique
Spanish: Pejegato atl├íntico


 Appearance

Big snout, enlarged nostrils. Big eyes. Two small dorsal fins. Relatively large anal fin with a broad base.

 Coloration

Brown. Fins with dark edges. Dark gill slits.

 Distribution

Eastern Atlantic: Madeira. Other areas are not confirmed.

 Biology

A very little-known species. Seems to prefer deeper water.

 Feeding

Unknown. Most likely invertebrates and probably small fishes.

 Size

More than 25 cm.

 Reproduction

Unknown, most likely oviparous (egg laying).

 Similar Species

Other species have a similar appearance and taxonomic features have to be used to clearly differentiate between the species.

 Endangerment

Status in the IUCN Red List(Version 2001):

Main criterion: > DD (Data Deficient)
Sub criterion:
Trend: Unknown


 Danger to Humans

Harmless.



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