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

Family:  Pentanchidae (Deepwater catsharks)
Max. size:  54.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; 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: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 June 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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