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Flaccid catshark

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Flaccid catshark

Flaccid catshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Apristurus
Species: A. exsanguis
Binomial name
Apristurus exsanguis
Sato, Nakaya & A. L. Stewart, 1999

The flaccid catshark (Apristurus exsanguis) is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae found only around New Zealand, aAlthough this species' collection records indicate it is widespread and probably continuously distributed over the mid- to lower slope around New Zealand. The biology of all Apristurus species within the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone is very poorly known due to the uncertain taxonomy of the group. They appear to be most abundant below 1,000 m, and are the only sharks regularly taken in research trawls below 1,200 m on the Chatham Rise. As relatively little fishing occurs below 1,200 m, a large part of their population may be effectively beyond fishing depths.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Apristurus exsanguis in FishBase. July 2006 version.
  • Compagno, Dando, & Fowler, Sharks of the World, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 2005 ISBN 978-0-691-12072-0
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