White-bodied catshark

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White-bodied catshark
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Apristurus
Species: A. albisoma
Binomial name
Apristurus albisoma
Nakaya & Séret, 1999
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The white-bodied catshark (Apristurus albisoma) is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae. The area of occupancy of this small benthic endemic shark is presumed very limited (less than 2,000 km²), being restricted to a narrow depth band on insular and seamount slopes. It has only been reported from a few locations. There is concern that this species may be taken as un-utilised bycatch by deepwater trawl fisheries and that, like other deepwater species, it may not be sufficiently fecund to withstand exploitation pressure in these fisheries.


  1. ^ Kyne, P.M. & Fowler, S.L. 2015. Apristurus albisoma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T41718A68608640. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T41718A68608640.en. Downloaded on 11 September 2017.
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Apristurus albisoma" in FishBase. July 2006 version.

External links

  • Species Description of Apristurus albisoma at www.shark-references.com
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