Panama Ghost Catshark

About the Panama Ghost Catshark

The Panama Ghost Catshark is a species of ground shark found only in Panama. 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 at least 23cm.

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

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Scientific Name Apristurus stenseni
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusApristurus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 23 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 915 - 975 m.
DistributionEastern Central Pacific
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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