Apristurus kampae Taylor, 1972
Longnose catshark
Apristurus kampae
photo by FAO

Family:  Pentanchidae (Deepwater catsharks)
Max. size:  58.4 cm TL (male/unsexed); 52 cm TL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range - 1888 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: central and southern California, USA and Gulf of California. A report of a specimen from the Galapagos may be another species of uncertain identity (Ref. 6478) or a conspecific of this species.
Biology:  Found on the eastern Pacific upper continental slope. Oviparous, with a single egg laid per oviduct.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 19 March 2014 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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