Black roughscale catshark

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Black roughscale catshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Apristurus
Species: A. melanoasper
Binomial name
Apristurus melanoasper
Iglésias, Nakaya & Stehmann, 2004

The black roughscale catshark (Apristurus melanoasper) is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae, found at the northwest Atlantic continental shelf at depths between 510 and 1,520 m. It can grow up to 76 cm (30 in).[2]


  1. ^ C. McCormack & S. Iglésias (2007). "Apristurus melanoasper". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Apristurus melanoasper" in FishBase. July 2006 version.