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Family: Pentanchidae Deepwater catsharks



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Max. Length 59.6 cm TL

 
Apristurus albisoma
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 85.5 cm TL

 
Apristurus ampliceps
[]
No picture found


 
Apristurus aphyodes
[]



Indian and Pacific coasts
Max. Length 61.6 cm TL
Apristurus australis Sato, Nakaya & Yorozu, 2008

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Apristurus australis
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 48.5 cm TL
Apristurus breviventralis Kawauchi, weigmann & Nakaya, 2014

Photo by Photo by Weigmann, S.
 
Apristurus breviventralis
[Shortbelly catshark]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 69 cm TL
Apristurus brunneus (Gilbert, 1892)

Photo by Photo by Van Orden, W.
 
Apristurus brunneus
[Brown catshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 67.5 cm TL

 
Apristurus bucephalus
[Bighead catshark]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Apristurus canutus Springer & Heemstra, 1979

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus canutus
[Hoary catshark]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 90.8 cm TL
Apristurus exsanguis Sato, Nakaya & Stewart, 1999

Photo by Photo by Duffy, C.
 
Apristurus exsanguis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 68.3 cm TL

 
Apristurus fedorovi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 73.5 cm

 
Apristurus garricki
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 410 cm TL
Apristurus gibbosus Meng, Chu & Li, 1985

Photo by Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Apristurus gibbosus
[Humpback cat shark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 48.5 cm TL
Apristurus herklotsi (Fowler, 1934)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus herklotsi
[Longfin catshark]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Apristurus indicus (Brauer, 1906)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus indicus
[Smallbelly catshark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 41.9 cm TL
Apristurus internatus Deng, Xiong & Zhan, 1988

Photo by Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Apristurus internatus
[]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Apristurus investigatoris (Misra, 1962)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus investigatoris
[Broadnose catshark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 71 cm TL
Apristurus japonicus Nakaya, 1975

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus japonicus
[Japanese catshark]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 58.4 cm TL
Apristurus kampae Taylor, 1972

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus kampae
[Longnose catshark]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Apristurus laurussonii (Saemundsson, 1922)

Photo by Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Apristurus laurussonii
[Iceland catshark]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Apristurus longicephalus Nakaya, 1975

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus longicephalus
[Longhead catshark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Apristurus macrorhynchus (Tanaka, 1909)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus macrorhynchus
[Flathead catshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 38 cm TL

 
Apristurus macrostomus
[Broadmouth cat shark]



Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Apristurus manis (Springer, 1979)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus manis
[Ghost catshark]



North Atlantic
Max. Length 76.1 cm TL
Apristurus melanoasper Iglésias, Nakaya & Stehmann, 2004

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Apristurus melanoasper
[Black roughscale catshark]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Apristurus microps (Gilchrist, 1922)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus microps
[Smalleye catshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 37.2 cm TL

 
Apristurus micropterygeus
[Smalldorsal cat shark]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 67.6 cm TL
Apristurus nakayai Iglésias, 2013

Photo by Photo by Iglesias, S.P.
 
Apristurus nakayai
[Milk-eye catshark]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Apristurus nasutus de Buen, 1959

Photo by Photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile
 
Apristurus nasutus
[Largenose catshark]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Apristurus parvipinnis Springer & Heemstra, 1979

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Apristurus parvipinnis
[Smallfin catshark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 83.5 cm TL
Apristurus pinguis Deng, Xiong & Zhan, 1983

Photo by Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Apristurus pinguis
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Apristurus platyrhynchus (Tanaka, 1909)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus platyrhynchus
[Borneo catshark]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 54.2 cm TL
Apristurus profundorum (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by Photo by Treberg, J.
 
Apristurus profundorum
[Deep-water catshark]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Apristurus riveri Bigelow & Schroeder, 1944

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Apristurus riveri
[Broadgill catshark]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 88 cm TL
Apristurus saldanha (Barnard, 1925)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus saldanha
[Saldanha catshark]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Apristurus sibogae (Weber, 1913)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus sibogae
[Pale catshark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Apristurus sinensis Chu & Hu, 1981

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus sinensis
[South China catshark]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Apristurus spongiceps (Gilbert, 1905)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus spongiceps
[Spongehead catshark]



Eastern Central Pacific

Apristurus stenseni (Springer, 1979)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus stenseni
[Panama ghost catshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 43.7 cm TL

 
Apristurus yangi
[Yang’s longnose catshark]



Western Central Atlantic

Galeus antillensis Springer, 1979

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Galeus antillensis
[]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Galeus arae (Nichols, 1927)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Galeus arae
[Roughtail catshark]



Eastern Central Atlantic

Galeus atlanticus (Vaillant, 1888)

Photo by Photo by Andrade Coelho, R.P.
 
Galeus atlanticus
[Atlantic sawtail cat shark]
No picture found


 
Galeus cadenati
[Longfin sawtail cat shark]
No picture found

Max. Length 37.2 cm TL

 
Galeus corriganae
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Galeus eastmani (Jordan & Snyder, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Galeus eastmani
[Gecko catshark]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Galeus gracilis Compagno & Stevens, 1993

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Galeus gracilis
[Slender sawtail catshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 80.3 cm TL

 
Galeus longirostris
[Longnose sawtail cat shark]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810

Photo by Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Galeus melastomus
[Blackmouth catshark]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 40.4 cm TL
Galeus mincaronei Soto, 2001

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Galeus mincaronei
[Southern sawtail catshark]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 63 cm TL
Galeus murinus (Collett, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Galeus murinus
[Mouse catshark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Galeus nipponensis Nakaya, 1975

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Galeus nipponensis
[Broadfin sawtail catshark]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Galeus piperatus Springer & Wagner, 1966

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Galeus piperatus
[Peppered catshark]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Galeus polli Cadenat, 1959

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Galeus polli
[African sawtail catshark]



Pacific Western Central
Max. Length 44.6 cm TL
Galeus priapus Séret & Last, 2008

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Galeus priapus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Galeus sauteri (Jordan & Richardson, 1909)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Galeus sauteri
[Blacktip sawtail catshark]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Galeus schultzi Springer, 1979

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Galeus schultzi
[Dwarf sawtail catshark]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 43.8 cm TL
Galeus springeri Konstantinou & Cozzi, 1998

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Galeus springeri
[Springer's sawtail cat shark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 57.7 cm TL
Parmaturus albimarginatus Séret & Last, 2007

Photo by Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.
 
Parmaturus albimarginatus
[White-tip Catshark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 41.5 cm TL
Parmaturus albipenis Séret & Last, 2007

Photo by Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.
 
Parmaturus albipenis
[White-clasper catshark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 71 cm TL
Parmaturus bigus Séret & Last, 2007

Photo by Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.
 
Parmaturus bigus
[Beige catshark]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Parmaturus campechiensis Springer, 1979

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Parmaturus campechiensis
[Campeche catshark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Parmaturus lanatus Séret & Last, 2007

Photo by Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.
 
Parmaturus lanatus
[Velvet catshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 45 cm TL

 
Parmaturus macmillani
[McMillan's cat shark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Parmaturus melanobranchus (Chan, 1966)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Parmaturus melanobranchus
[Blackgill catshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 54.8 cm TL

 
Parmaturus nigripalatum
[Indonesian filetail catshark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 64 cm TL
Parmaturus pilosus Garman, 1906

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Parmaturus pilosus
[Salamander shark]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Parmaturus xaniurus (Gilbert, 1892)

Photo by Photo by IfAME, NOAA's MBNMS, MARE
 
Parmaturus xaniurus
[Filetail catshark]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Pentanchus profundicolus Smith & Radcliffe, 1912

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Pentanchus profundicolus
[Onefin catshark]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Apristurus albisoma Western Pacific 59.6 TL 1999
Apristurus ampliceps Southwest Pacific 85.5 TL 2008
Apristurus aphyodes Northeast Atlantic. 1998
Apristurus australis Indian and Pacific coasts 61.6 TL 2008
Apristurus breviventralis Shortbelly catshark Western Indian Ocean 48.5 TL 2014
Apristurus brunneus Brown catshark Eastern Pacific 69 TL 1892
Apristurus bucephalus Bighead catshark Eastern Indian Ocean 67.5 TL 2008
Apristurus canutus Hoary catshark Western Central Atlantic 45 TL 1979
Apristurus exsanguis Southwest Pacific 90.8 TL 1999
Apristurus fedorovi Northwest Pacific 68.3 TL 1983
Apristurus garricki Pacific Ocean 73.5 2013
Apristurus gibbosus Humpback cat shark Northwest Pacific 410 TL 1985
Apristurus herklotsi Longfin catshark Western Pacific 48.5 TL 1934
Apristurus indicus Smallbelly catshark Western Indian Ocean 34 TL 1906
Apristurus internatus Northwest Pacific 41.9 TL 1988
Apristurus investigatoris Broadnose catshark Eastern Indian Ocean 26 TL 1962
Apristurus japonicus Japanese catshark Northwest Pacific 71 TL 1975
Apristurus kampae Longnose catshark Eastern Central Pacific 58.4 TL 1972
Apristurus laurussonii Iceland catshark Western Atlantic 76 TL 1922
Apristurus longicephalus Longhead catshark Indo-West Pacific 60 TL 1975
Apristurus macrorhynchus Flathead catshark Northwest Pacific 66 TL 1909
Apristurus macrostomus Broadmouth cat shark Northwest Pacific 38 TL 1985
Apristurus manis Ghost catshark Northwest Atlantic 85 TL 1979
Apristurus melanoasper Black roughscale catshark North Atlantic 76.1 TL 2004
Apristurus microps Smalleye catshark Southeast Atlantic 61 TL 1922
Apristurus micropterygeus Smalldorsal cat shark Northwest Pacific 37.2 TL 1986
Apristurus nakayai Milk-eye catshark Pacific Ocean 67.6 TL 2013
Apristurus nasutus Largenose catshark Eastern Pacific 70 TL 1959
Apristurus parvipinnis Smallfin catshark Western Atlantic 52 TL 1979
Apristurus pinguis Northwest Pacific 83.5 TL 1983
Apristurus platyrhynchus Borneo catshark Western Pacific 80 TL 1909
Apristurus profundorum Deep-water catshark Western Atlantic 54.2 TL 1896
Apristurus riveri Broadgill catshark Western Central Atlantic 46 TL 1944
Apristurus saldanha Saldanha catshark Southeast Atlantic 88 TL 1925
Apristurus sibogae Pale catshark Western Central Pacific 21 TL 1913
Apristurus sinensis South China catshark Northwest Pacific 42 TL 1981
Apristurus spongiceps Spongehead catshark Pacific Ocean 50 TL 1905
Apristurus stenseni Panama ghost catshark Eastern Central Pacific 1979
Apristurus yangi Yang’s longnose catshark Western Central Pacific 43.7 TL 2017
Galeus antillensis Western Central Atlantic 1979
Galeus arae Roughtail catshark Western Central Atlantic 43 TL 1927
Galeus atlanticus Atlantic sawtail cat shark Eastern Central Atlantic 1888
Galeus cadenati Longfin sawtail cat shark Western Central Atlantic 1966
Galeus corriganae Western Central Pacific 37.2 TL 2016
Galeus eastmani Gecko catshark Western Pacific 40 TL 1904
Galeus gracilis Slender sawtail catshark Indo-West Pacific 34 TL 1993
Galeus longirostris Longnose sawtail cat shark Northwest Pacific 80.3 TL 1987
Galeus melastomus Blackmouth catshark Northeast Atlantic 90 TL 1810
Galeus mincaronei Southern sawtail catshark Southwest Atlantic 40.4 TL 2001
Galeus murinus Mouse catshark Northeast Atlantic 63 TL 1904
Galeus nipponensis Broadfin sawtail catshark Northwest Pacific 70 TL 1975
Galeus piperatus Peppered catshark Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 1966
Galeus polli African sawtail catshark Eastern Atlantic 45 TL 1959
Galeus priapus Pacific Western Central 44.6 TL 2008
Galeus sauteri Blacktip sawtail catshark Western Pacific 45 TL 1909
Galeus schultzi Dwarf sawtail catshark Western Central Pacific 30 TL 1979
Galeus springeri Springer's sawtail cat shark Western Central Atlantic 43.8 TL 1998
Parmaturus albimarginatus White-tip Catshark Western Pacific 57.7 TL 2007
Parmaturus albipenis White-clasper catshark Western Pacific 41.5 TL 2007
Parmaturus bigus Beige catshark Western Pacific 71 TL 2007
Parmaturus campechiensis Campeche catshark Western Central Atlantic 16 TL 1979
Parmaturus lanatus Velvet catshark Western Pacific 36 TL 2007
Parmaturus macmillani McMillan's cat shark Southwest in the Indian O 45 TL 1985
Parmaturus melanobranchus Blackgill catshark Northwest Pacific 85 TL 1966
Parmaturus nigripalatum Indonesian filetail catshark Eastern Indian Ocean 54.8 TL 2018
Parmaturus pilosus Salamander shark Northwest Pacific 64 TL 1906
Parmaturus xaniurus Filetail catshark Eastern Central Pacific 55 TL 1892
Pentanchus profundicolus Onefin catshark Western Central Pacific 51 TL 1912



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