Apristurus profundorum (Goode & Bean, 1896)
Deep-water catshark
photo by Treberg, J.

Family:  Pentanchidae (Deepwater catsharks)
Max. size:  54.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 1100 - 1750 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: off Delaware Bay, USA and off Suriname (Ref. 13608). Eastern Atlantic: Morocco and northwest Africa (Ref. 40643).
Diagnosis:  Short snout, small eye, shorter gill openings. Uniform grayish brown below and above in alcohol (Ref. 6032).
Biology:  Inhabits the continental slope. Maximum length unknown, adolescent at 51 cm TL. Oviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 30 April 2004 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Jansalin, Jeremiah Glenn - 22.08.19
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 13.11.97

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