Black roughscale catshark

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Black roughscale catshark
Apristurus melanoasper.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Apristurus
A. melanoasper
Binomial name
Apristurus melanoasper

The black roughscale catshark (Apristurus melanoasper) is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae. It is recorded from the north Atlantic, eastern South Atlantic, in the Indian Ocean and around Australia and New Zealand.[2] The species can be found on continental shelf at depths between 510 and 1,520 m.[3] It can grow up to 90 cm (35 in).[2]

Conservation status[edit]

The New Zealand Department of Conservation has classified the black roughscale catshark as "Data deficient" under the New Zealand Threat Classification System.[4]


  1. ^ C. McCormack & S. Iglésias (2007). "Apristurus melanoasper". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2007. Retrieved February 2, 2010.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ a b Roberts, Clive; Stewart, A. L.; Struthers, Carl D.; Barker, Jeremy; Kortet, Salme; Freeborn, Michelle (2015). The fishes of New Zealand. 2. Wellington, New Zealand: Te Papa Press. p. 82. ISBN 9780994104168. OCLC 908128805.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Apristurus melanoasper" in FishBase. July 2006 version.
  4. ^ Duffy, Clinton A. J.; Francis, Malcolm; Dunn, M. R.; Finucci, Brit; Ford, Richard; Hitchmough, Rod; Rolfe, Jeremy (2016). Conservation status of New Zealand chondrichthyans (chimaeras, sharks and rays), 2016 (PDF). Wellington, New Zealand: Department of Conservation. p. 9. ISBN 9781988514628. OCLC 1042901090.