Apristurus manis (Springer, 1979)
Ghost catshark
photo by FAO

Family:  Pentanchidae (Deepwater catsharks)
Max. size:  85 cm TL (male/unsexed); 76 cm TL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 600 - 1900 m
Distribution:  Northwest Atlantic: off Massachusetts, USA. Northeast Atlantic: Porcupine Bank west of Ireland. Nominal records of Apristurus profundurum from off Mauritania (Ref. 6479) possibly pertain to this species also.
Biology:  Found on the continental slopes. Oviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 April 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 22.08.19
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.02.94

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