Fat catshark

Apristurus pinguis, the fat catshark, is a cat shark of the family Scyliorhinidae found only in deep water in the East China Sea.

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The Fat catshark lives in the bathypelagic, marine, depth range 200 - 1000 m environment.

Fat catshark (Apristurus pinguis) * No detailed species description yet. More

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Fat Catshark Apristurus pinguis The Fat Catshark is a deepwater species, endemic to the eastern China Sea, at depths between 656 and 3,280 feet. Catsharks are so named for their slender bodies and cat-like eyes. More

Common names

Apristurus pinguis in Catalan (Català)
Fat catshark in English
Vette kathaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Vette kathaai in Unknown
粗体光尾鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
粗体光尾鲨 in Unknown
粗體光尾鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
粗體光尾鯊 in Unknown

Order : Carcharhiniformes
Family : Scyliorhinidae
Genus : Apristurus
Species : Apristurus pinguis
Authority : Deng, Xiong & Zhan, 1983