Apristurus investigatoris (Misra, 1962)
Broadnose catshark
Apristurus investigatoris
photo by FAO

Family:  Pentanchidae (Deepwater catsharks)
Max. size:  26 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range - 1041 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: known only from the type locality, the Andaman Sea. Reported from India (Ref. 45255).
Biology:  Known only from the holotype. Maximum length presumably comes from an immature specimen. Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Not utilized at present.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 30 April 2004 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 22.08.19
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.02.94

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