Broadgill catshark

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Broadgill catshark
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Apristurus
A. riveri
Binomial name
Apristurus riveri
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The broadgill catshark (Apristurus riveri) is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae, found in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, between 30°N and 9° N, on the continental slopes at depths between 700 and 1,500 m. Its length is up to 46 cm. The reproduction of the broadgill catshark is oviparous.


  1. ^ Leandro, L. & Kyne, P.M. 2007. Apristurus riveri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007: e.T44639A10930927. Downloaded on 15 September 2017.