Broadmouth catshark

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Broadmouth catshark
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Apristurus
Species: A. macrostomus
Binomial name
Apristurus macrostomus
Q. W. Meng, Y. T. Chu & S. Li, 1985
Apristurus macrostomus distmap.png

The broadmouth catshark, Apristurus macrostomus, is a rare catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae, the holotype and only specimen of which was taken from off Zhujiang in the South China Sea, at a depth of 913 m. Its length is around 38 cm. The broadmouth catshark's reproduction is oviparous.

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