Diagnostic Description

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Short snout, small eye, shorter gill openings. Uniform grayish brown below and above in alcohol (Ref. 6032).
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Arlene G. Sampang-Reyes
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Life Cycle

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

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Lives on or near the bottom on the upper continental slope.
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Rubyann Robelle Polido
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Biology

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Inhabits the continental slope. Maximum length unknown, adolescent at 51 cm TL. Oviparous (Ref. 50449).
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Importance

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fisheries: of no interest
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Deepwater catshark

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The deepwater catshark[1] (Apristurus profundorum) is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae, found in the western Atlantic from Delaware Bay to Suriname, and in the eastern Atlantic from Morocco to northwest Africa.[2] An important key factor to understanding these creatures is ageing, many deepwater Apristurus profundorum have poorly calcified vertebrae that lack visible growth bands, and most do not have dorsal fin spines that can be used for ageing. Other methods, such as captive growth and tag-recapture, are also limited in their suitability for deepwater chondrichthyans due to difficulties in the deep sea.

References

  1. ^ a b Kulka, D.W., Anderson, B., Cotton, C.F., Herman, K., Pacoureau, N. & Dulvy, N.K. 2020. Apristurus profundorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T44224A124431775. https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/44224/124431775 Downloaded on 16 January 2021.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Apristurus profundorum" in FishBase. May 2006 version.

3. Rigby, Cassandra L., et al. “The Utility of near Infrared Spectroscopy for Age Estimation of Deepwater Sharks.” Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, vol. 94, Dec. 2014, pp. 184–194., doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2014.09.004.

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Deepwater catshark: Brief Summary

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The deepwater catshark (Apristurus profundorum) is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae, found in the western Atlantic from Delaware Bay to Suriname, and in the eastern Atlantic from Morocco to northwest Africa. An important key factor to understanding these creatures is ageing, many deepwater Apristurus profundorum have poorly calcified vertebrae that lack visible growth bands, and most do not have dorsal fin spines that can be used for ageing. Other methods, such as captive growth and tag-recapture, are also limited in their suitability for deepwater chondrichthyans due to difficulties in the deep sea.

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Diet

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Feeds on bottom or midwater fishes, crustaceans and molluscs
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Distribution

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off Delaware Bay, and off Suriname
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Habitat

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on or near the bottom in tropical, temperate and arctic waters
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Habitat

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benthic
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