Largenose catshark

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Largenose catshark
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Apristurus
A. nasutus
Binomial name
Apristurus nasutus
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The largenose catshark (Apristurus nasutus) is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae. The largenose catshark is found on the upper continental slopes in the eastern Pacific, from the Gulf of Panama to Ecuador and central Chile, between 9°N and 28°S. It can grow up to 70 cm. Its reproduction is oviparous. This nose shark is considered to be a harmless species. It is known to originate from the Gulf of Panama, Ecuador, and Central Chile.

Parasites of the largenose catshark, studied off Chile, include Monogeneans, Cestodes, and Nematodes.[2]


  1. ^ Huveneers, C., Duffy, C. & Acuña, E. 2004. Apristurus nasutus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44573A10921377. Downloaded on 14 September 2017.
  2. ^ Espínola-Novelo, Juan F.; Escribano, Rubén; Oliva, Marcelo E. (2018). "Metazoan parasite communities of two deep-sea elasmobranchs: the southern lanternshark, Etmopterus granulosus, and the largenose catshark, Apristurus nasutus, in the Southeastern Pacific Ocean". Parasite. 25: 53. doi:10.1051/parasite/2018054. ISSN 1776-1042. PMC 6244290. PMID 30457552. open access