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White ghost catshark

White ghost catshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Apristurus
Species: A. aphyodes
Binomial name
Apristurus aphyodes
Nakaya & Stehmann, 1998

The white ghost catshark (Apristurus aphyodes) is a shark of the family Scyliorhinidae found in deep water in the northeast Atlantic between latitudes 57°N and 58°N. A deep-water catshark known from the eastern North Atlantic from depths of 1,014 to 1,800 m, it is known from only a limited number of specimens. It reaches a maximum of 54 cm total length, but little known of its biology. Insufficient information is available to assess the species' status, so it is to be considered Data Deficient.

See also


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