White-bodied Catshark

About the White-bodied Catshark

The White-bodied Catshark is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae, found in the western Pacific.

This species reaches a maximum size of 59.6 cm TL for males and 56.5 cm TL for females. Both sexes mature at about 40 to 50 cm TL. It is oviparous and embryos feed solely on the yolk. This species is a bathydemersal shark found at depths of 935 – 1564 m. Occurs on insular and seamount slopes in the Western Pacific; southern waters off New Caledonia.

There are currently no specific conservation measures in place for this species.  

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Scientific Name Apristurus albisoma
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusApristurus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNLeast Concern
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 59.6 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 935 - 1564 m
DistributionWestern Central Pacific
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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