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Pentanchus profundicolus  Smith & Radcliffe, 1912

Onefin catshark
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Etymology: Pentanchus: Greek, pente = five + Greek, agkone = narrow (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Smith.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 673 - 1069 m (Ref. 47206).   Deep-water; 12°N - 8°N

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Western Central Pacific: known from the holotype and only specimen taken from the Mindanao Sea, Philippines. Upon comparing, the holotypes of Apristurus herklotsi and this species are conspecific, thus, suggesting that Pentanchus is a senior synonym of Apristurus. But due to lack of verifiable specimens, herklotsi is tentatively retained in Apristurus.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 51.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 244)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 0. Only shark with 5 pairs of gill slits and one dorsal fin (Ref. 244). Head broadly flattened and spatulate, snout elongated and usually longer than mouth width. Labial furrows very long, uppers reaching upper symphysis (Ref. 244). No color pattern, uniformly dark brown (Ref. 244). Caudal fin with a distinct subterminal notch.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A poorly known deep-water bottom-dwelling shark inhabiting insular slopes (Ref. 11146). Possibly oviparous (Ref. 50449).

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Oviparous (Ref. 50449).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Compagno, Leonard J.V. | Collaborators

Nakaya, K. and B. Séret, 2000. Re-description and taxonomy of Pentachus profundicolus Smith & Radcliffe, based on a second specimen from the Philippines (Chondrichthyes, Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae). Ichthyol. Res. 47(4):373-378. (Ref. 47206)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00324 (0.00159 - 0.00657), b=3.11 (2.93 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100) .