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Above: Deepwater catshark (A. profundorum)
Below: Ghost catshark (A. manis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Apristurus
Garman, 1913
Type species
Scylliorhinus indicus
Brauer, 1906

Apristurus is a genus of catshark, the family Scyliorhinidae, commonly known as the ghost or demon catsharks.


The 38 currently recognized species in this genus are:


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  2. ^ Sato, K., Stewart, A.L. & Nakaya, K. (2013): Apristurus garricki sp. nov., a new deep-water catshark from the northern New Zealand waters (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae). Marine Biology Research, 9 (8): 758-767.
  3. ^ Iglésias, S.P. (2013): Apristurus nakayai sp. nov., a new species of deepwater catshark (Chondrichthyes: Pentanchidae) from New Caledonia. Cybium, 36 (4): 511-519.

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