Apristurus herklotsi (Fowler, 1934)
Longfin catshark
Apristurus herklotsi
photo by FAO

Family:  Pentanchidae (Deepwater catsharks)
Max. size:  48.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 533 - 864 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Japan, the Philippines, East and South China seas, and the Kyushu-Palau Ridge.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 0-0. Brownish without conspicuous markings (Ref. 244).
Biology:  A poorly known deep-water bottom shark (Ref. 11146). Oviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 30 April 2004 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 22.08.19
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 21.03.94

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