Large-nose Catshark

About the Large-nose Catshark

The Large-Nose Catshark is a species of ground shark found in the eastern Pacific, off the coast of Ecuador and Chile. Like all members of the catshark shark family, they’re bottom feeders, have elongated cat-like eyes, and two small dorsal fins set far back. They’re mostly nocturnal. They often sleep in groups during the day, and do their hunting at night.

They’re oviparous but the average litter size is unknown. They grow to a maximum length of 70cm.

There is not enough confirmation to assess their population health. Their conservation status is “Data Deficient.”

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Scientific Name Apristurus nasutus
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusApristurus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 70.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 400 - 925 m
DistributionEastern Central Pacific, Southeast Pacific
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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