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Broadnose catshark

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Broadnose catshark

Broadnose catshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Apristurus
Species: A. investigatoris
Binomial name
Apristurus investigatoris
(Misra, 1962)

The broadnose catshark (Apristurus investigatoris) is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae, the holotype and only specimen being found in deep water in the Andaman Sea in the Indian Ocean between 16 and 10°N. Its length is around 26 cm, although this measurement was taken from an immature specimen. The reproduction of this catshark is oviparous. The threats are not exactly known but it may be deepwater fisheries.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Apristurus investigatoris in FishBase. July 2006 version.
  • Huveneers, C. & Duffy, C. 2004. Apristurus investigatoris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.1. . Downloaded on 18 June 2015.
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