Elasmobranchi (squali e razze) (sharks and rays)
(Ground sharks) > Pentanchidae
Etymology: Apristurus: a-, Latin privative, i.e., without; pristis, from pristes (Gr.), sawyer (but here meaning saw); oura (Gr.), tail, referring to absence of saw-toothed crest of enlarged dermal denticles along upper edge of caudal fin as found in the closely related Pristiurus (=Galeus). (See ETYFish); sinensis: -ensis, suffix denoting place: Sinica (China), referring to its distribution in the South China Sea. (See ETYFish).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
marino batidemersale. Deep-water; 24°N - 12°N
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).
Size / Peso / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 42.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. )
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449).
Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 244)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Pesca: di nessun interesse
Age/SizeAccrescimentoLength-weightLength-lengthLength-frequenciesMorfometriaMorfologiaLarveDinamica popolazioni larvaliReclutamentoAbbondanzaBRUVS
BibliografiaAcquacolturaProfilo di acquacolturaVarietàGeneticaFrequenze allelicheEreditarietàMalattieElaborazioneNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00355 (0.00173 - 0.00727), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilienza (Ref. 120179
): Molto basso, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione più di 14 anni (Fec assumed to be <10).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100).