Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes
(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); fedorovi: In honor of ichthyologist Vladimir Vladimirovich Fedorov (1939-2011), Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (Saint Petersburg), the first to collect this shark. (See ETYFish).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 100 - 1500 m (Ref. 50610). Deep-water
Northwest Pacific: Tohoku Slope, Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 68.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 39431)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449).
Nakaya, K. and B. Séret, 1999. A new species of deepwater catshark, Apristurus albisoma n.sp. from New Caledonia (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae). Cybium 23(3):297-310. (Ref. 36058)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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