Apristurus canutus Springer & Heemstra, 1979
Hoary catshark
photo by FAO

Family:  Pentanchidae (Deepwater catsharks)
Max. size:  43 cm TL (male/unsexed); 45 cm TL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 500 - 1000 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: leeward islands off Antigua and Anguilla.
Biology:  A deepwater bottom shark found on the insular slopes off the leeward islands. Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Poorly known. Not utilized at present.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 March 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 22.08.19
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 16.02.94

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