Apristurus sibogae (Weber, 1913)
Pale catshark
Apristurus sibogae
photo by FAO

Family:  Pentanchidae (Deepwater catsharks)
Max. size:  21 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range - 655 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Makassar Strait slope between Borneo and Sulawesi (Indonesia).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 0-0. Reddish-white in color (Ref. 244).
Biology:  A rare catshark, only known from the holotype taken from the Makassar Straits slope at a depth of 655 m (Ref. 244). Maximum length reported ( >21 cm TL) based on a juvenile specimen (Ref. 244). Oviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 November 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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