Hoary catshark

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Hoary catshark
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Apristurus
A. canutus
Binomial name
Apristurus canutus
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The hoary catshark (Apristurus canutus) is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae found in the western central Atlantic from the Leeward Islands off Antigua and Anguilla, at depths between 521 and 915 m (1,709 and 3,002 ft). Its length is up to 45.5 cm (17.9 in). The reproduction of this catshark is oviparous.


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