Apristurus yangi, Yang’s longnose catshark

Apristurus yangi White, Mana & Naylor, 2017

Yang’s longnose catshark
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Pentanchidae (Deepwater catsharks)
Etymology: Apristurus: Greek, a = without + Greek, pristis = saw + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335);  yangi: Named for Dr Lei Yang (extensive molecular phylogenetic work on sharks and rays contributed toward an improved understanding of their alpha taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships).

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

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 630 - 786 m (Ref. 116167).   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: Papua New Guinea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 43.7 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This long-snouted species is distinguished by the following set of characters: head long and narrow, head length 23.5-23.8% TL; interorbital space 5.8-6.7% TL; very elongate snout, preoral length 12.4-12.7% TL; preorbital length 12.6-12.9% TL; wide mouth, its width 7.9-8.6% TL; pelvic-anal space 3.2-4.0% TL; anal fin is relatively large, base length 14.9-15.4% TL; anal-fin posterior margin 11.0% TL; prepectoral length is relatively long, about 22.3-23.5% TL; labial furrows long and not confined to mouth corners, uppers 3.7-3.8% TL; absence of enlarged denticles on upper or lower caudal fin; duodenum of intestine very short, 8 intestinal spiral valves; tip of snout blackish; 32-33 monospondylous centra; 38 precaudal-diplospondylous vertebrae; precaudal centra 70-71; females mature to adult by 43.7 cm TL; egg case is small (about 5.9 cm long), with faint longitudinal striations (Ref. 116167).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The pregnant female individual caught contained a single egg capsule (Ref. 116167).

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White, W.T., R.R. Mana and G.J.P. Naylor, 2017. Description of a new species of deepwater catshark Apristurus yangi n. sp. (Carcharhiniformes: Pentanchidae) from Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa 4320(1):025-040. (Ref. 116167)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates 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 (0.00147 - 0.00678), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), 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
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .