Apristurus nasutus de Buen, 1959
Largenose catshark
Apristurus nasutus
photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile

Family:  Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Max. size:  70 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 400 - 925 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of Panama, Ecuador and central Chile. Also nominally recorded from the northeast Atlantic off Morocco, but identification uncertain.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found on the upper continental slopes. Oviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 30 April 2004 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 26.01.04
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 21.03.94

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