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Apristurus albisoma

Apristurus albisoma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Apristurus
Species: A. albisoma
Binomial name
Apristurus albisoma
Nakaya & Séret, 1999

Apristurus albisoma, the whitish catshark, is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae. The area of occupancy of this small benthic endemic shark is presumed very limited (less than 2,000 km²), being restricted to a narrow depth band on insular and seamount slopes. It has only been reported from a few locations. There is concern that this species may be taken as un-utilised bycatch by deepwater trawl fisheries and that, like other deepwater species, it may not be sufficiently fecund to withstand exploitation pressure in these fisheries.

See also

References

  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Apristurus albisoma in FishBase. July 2006 version.

External links

  • Species Description of Apristurus albisoma at www.shark-references.com
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