White ghost catshark

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White ghost catshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Apristurus
Species: A. aphyodes
Binomial name
Apristurus aphyodes
Nakaya & Stehmann, 1998
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The white ghost catshark (Apristurus aphyodes) is a shark of the family Scyliorhinidae found in deep water in the northeast Atlantic between latitudes 57°N and 58°N. A deep-water catshark known from the eastern North Atlantic from depths of 1,014 to 1,800 m, it is known from only a limited number of specimens. It reaches a maximum of 54 cm total length, but little known of its biology.

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