Blackgill catshark

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Blackgill catshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Parmaturus
Species: P. melanobranchus
Binomial name
Parmaturus melanobranchus
(W. L. Y. Chan, 1966)
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The blackgill catshark, Parmaturus melanobranchus, is a deepwater catshark known from very few specimens, found on or near the bottom on the continental slope, at 540-835 m off the coasts of China and Japan. Specimens can attain a total length of at least 85 cm, but nothing else is known of its biology. This shark is a potential bycatch of deepwater bottom trawl fisheries operating within its range, but no specific information is available.

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