Shortnose demon catshark

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Shortnose demon catshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Apristurus
Species: A. internatus
Binomial name
Apristurus internatus
S. M. Deng, G. Q. Xiong & H. X. Zhan, 1988
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The shortnose demon catshark (Apristurus internatus) is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae found only in deep water in the East China Sea. Its length is up to 40 cm.[2] A. internatus is known only from the holotype (a 49.1-cm-total length female) and a paratype (a 40.3-cm male), both caught in the East China Sea, probably taken as bycatch in deepwater trawl fisheries. Insufficient information is available to assess this species' conservation status. The reproduction of this catshark is oviparous.[2]


  1. ^ Duffy, C. & Huveneers, C. (2004). "Apristurus internatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1 (3.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Apristurus internatus" in FishBase. June 2011 version.

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