Spongehead cat shark

The spongehead catshark, Apristurus spongiceps, is a rare species of deep-sea catshark, family Scyliorhinidae.

The Spongehead cat shark lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 572 - 1482 m environment.

Only two spongehead cat sharks have been found in the world, one near the Northwest Hawaiian Island of Laysan in 1904, the other in Indonesia in 1913. More

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Common names

Apristurus spongiceps in Catalan (Català)
Holbiche tête molle in French (français)
Pejegato esponjosa in Spanish (español)
Pejegato esponjoso in Spanish (español)
Spongehead cat shark in English
spongehead catshark in English
Sponshoofdkathaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
圆鳍光尾鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
圓鰭光尾鯊 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Carcharhiniformes
Family : Scyliorhinidae
Genus : Apristurus
Species : Apristurus spongiceps
Authority : Gilbert, 1905