Apristurus macrostomus  Chu, Meng & Li, 1985

Broadmouth cat shark
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Etymology: Apristurus: Greek, a = without + Greek, pristis = saw + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 913 - 913 m (Ref. 13119).   Deep-water

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL (female)

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Northwest Pacific: off Zhujiang, South China Sea (Ref. 26282). Presence in the Western Central Pacific is uncertain (Ref. 11146).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Type specimen taken from a depth of 913 m (Ref. 26282). Oviparous (Ref. 50449).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449).

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Meng, Q, Y. Chu and S. Li, 1985. Description of four new species of Scyliorhinidae from depths of the South China Sea. Oceanol. Limnol. Sin. 16(1):49-50. (Ref. 13119)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00316 (0.00152 - 0.00660), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Fec assumed to be <10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.