Apristurus sinensis Chu & Hu, 1981
South China catshark
Apristurus sinensis
photo by FAO

Family:  Pentanchidae (Deepwater catsharks)
Max. size:  42 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: known only from the type locality, the South China Sea (possibly off the Chinese coast). Presence in the Western Central Pacific is uncertain (Ref. 11146).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Known only from the holotype which was found at 537 m depth. Length is from an immature specimen, might reach at least 50 cm TL. Oviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 18 February 2015 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

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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