SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=10) AND ((Families.Order)= 'Carcharhiniformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Apristurus') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Elasmobranchii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae Cat sharks

Genus: Apristurus

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 59.6 cm TL

 
Apristurus albisoma
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 85.5 cm TL

 
Apristurus ampliceps
[]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic.

 
Apristurus aphyodes
[]
No picture found
Indian and Pacific coasts
Max. Length 61.6 cm TL

 
Apristurus australis
[]

Photo by Weigmann, S.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 48.5 cm TL
Apristurus breviventralis Kawauchi, weigmann & Nakaya, 2014

Photo by Weigmann, S.
 
Apristurus breviventralis
[Shortbelly catshark]

Photo by Van Orden, W.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 69 cm TL
Apristurus brunneus (Gilbert, 1892)

Photo by Van Orden, W.
 
Apristurus brunneus
[Brown catshark]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 67.5 cm TL

 
Apristurus bucephalus
[Bighead catshark]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Apristurus canutus Springer & Heemstra, 1979

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus canutus
[Hoary catshark]

Photo by Duffy, C.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 90.8 cm TL
Apristurus exsanguis Sato, Nakaya & Stewart, 1999

Photo by Duffy, C.
 
Apristurus exsanguis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 68.3 cm TL

 
Apristurus fedorovi
[]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 73.5 cm

 
Apristurus garricki
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 410 cm TL
Apristurus gibbosus Meng, Chu & Li, 1985

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Apristurus gibbosus
[Humpback cat shark]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 48.5 cm TL
Apristurus herklotsi (Fowler, 1934)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus herklotsi
[Longfin catshark]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Apristurus indicus (Brauer, 1906)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus indicus
[Smallbelly catshark]

Photo by Yang, N.-S.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 41.9 cm TL
Apristurus internatus Deng, Xiong & Zhan, 1988

Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Apristurus internatus
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Apristurus investigatoris (Misra, 1962)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus investigatoris
[Broadnose catshark]

Photo by FAO

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 71 cm TL
Apristurus japonicus Nakaya, 1975

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus japonicus
[Japanese catshark]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 58.4 cm TL
Apristurus kampae Taylor, 1972

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus kampae
[Longnose catshark]

Photo by Dolgov, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Apristurus laurussonii (Saemundsson, 1922)

Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Apristurus laurussonii
[Iceland catshark]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Apristurus longicephalus Nakaya, 1975

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus longicephalus
[Longhead catshark]

Photo by FAO

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Apristurus macrorhynchus (Tanaka, 1909)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus macrorhynchus
[Flathead catshark]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL

 
Apristurus macrostomus
[Broadmouth cat shark]

Photo by FAO

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Apristurus manis (Springer, 1979)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus manis
[Ghost catshark]

Photo by MNHN

North Atlantic
Max. Length 76.1 cm TL
Apristurus melanoasper Iglésias, Nakaya & Stehmann, 2004

Photo by MNHN
 
Apristurus melanoasper
[Black roughscale catshark]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Apristurus microps (Gilchrist, 1922)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus microps
[Smalleye catshark]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 37.2 cm TL

 
Apristurus micropterygeus
[Smalldorsal cat shark]

Photo by Iglesias, S.P.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 67.6 cm TL
Apristurus nakayai Iglésias, 2013

Photo by Iglesias, S.P.
 
Apristurus nakayai
[Milk-eye catshark]

Photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Apristurus nasutus de Buen, 1959

Photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile
 
Apristurus nasutus
[Largenose catshark]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Apristurus parvipinnis Springer & Heemstra, 1979

Photo by JAMARC
 
Apristurus parvipinnis
[Smallfin catshark]

Photo by Yang, N.-S.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 83.5 cm TL
Apristurus pinguis Deng, Xiong & Zhan, 1983

Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Apristurus pinguis
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Apristurus platyrhynchus (Tanaka, 1909)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus platyrhynchus
[Borneo catshark]

Photo by Treberg, J.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 54.2 cm TL
Apristurus profundorum (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by Treberg, J.
 
Apristurus profundorum
[Deep-water catshark]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Apristurus riveri Bigelow & Schroeder, 1944

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Apristurus riveri
[Broadgill catshark]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 88 cm TL
Apristurus saldanha (Barnard, 1925)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus saldanha
[Saldanha catshark]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Apristurus sibogae (Weber, 1913)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus sibogae
[Pale catshark]

Photo by FAO

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Apristurus sinensis Chu & Hu, 1981

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus sinensis
[South China catshark]

Photo by FAO

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Apristurus spongiceps (Gilbert, 1905)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus spongiceps
[Spongehead catshark]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific

Apristurus stenseni (Springer, 1979)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus stenseni
[Panama ghost catshark]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 43.7 cm TL

 
Apristurus yangi
[Yang’s longnose catshark]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Apristurus albisoma Western Pacific 59.6 TL 1999
Apristurus ampliceps Southwest Pacific 85.5 TL 2008
Apristurus aphyodes Northeast Atlantic. 1998
Apristurus australis Indian and Pacific coasts 61.6 TL 2008
Apristurus breviventralis Shortbelly catshark Western Indian Ocean 48.5 TL 2014
Apristurus brunneus Brown catshark Eastern Pacific 69 TL 1892
Apristurus bucephalus Bighead catshark Eastern Indian Ocean 67.5 TL 2008
Apristurus canutus Hoary catshark Western Central Atlantic 45 TL 1979
Apristurus exsanguis Southwest Pacific 90.8 TL 1999
Apristurus fedorovi Northwest Pacific 68.3 TL 1983
Apristurus garricki Pacific Ocean 73.5 2013
Apristurus gibbosus Humpback cat shark Northwest Pacific 410 TL 1985
Apristurus herklotsi Longfin catshark Western Pacific 48.5 TL 1934
Apristurus indicus Smallbelly catshark Western Indian Ocean 34 TL 1906
Apristurus internatus Northwest Pacific 41.9 TL 1988
Apristurus investigatoris Broadnose catshark Eastern Indian Ocean 26 TL 1962
Apristurus japonicus Japanese catshark Northwest Pacific 71 TL 1975
Apristurus kampae Longnose catshark Eastern Central Pacific 58.4 TL 1972
Apristurus laurussonii Iceland catshark Western Atlantic 76 TL 1922
Apristurus longicephalus Longhead catshark Indo-West Pacific 60 TL 1975
Apristurus macrorhynchus Flathead catshark Northwest Pacific 66 TL 1909
Apristurus macrostomus Broadmouth cat shark Northwest Pacific 38 TL 1985
Apristurus manis Ghost catshark Northwest Atlantic 85 TL 1979
Apristurus melanoasper Black roughscale catshark North Atlantic 76.1 TL 2004
Apristurus microps Smalleye catshark Southeast Atlantic 61 TL 1922
Apristurus micropterygeus Smalldorsal cat shark Northwest Pacific 37.2 TL 1986
Apristurus nakayai Milk-eye catshark Pacific Ocean 67.6 TL 2013
Apristurus nasutus Largenose catshark Eastern Pacific 70 TL 1959
Apristurus parvipinnis Smallfin catshark Western Atlantic 52 TL 1979
Apristurus pinguis Northwest Pacific 83.5 TL 1983
Apristurus platyrhynchus Borneo catshark Western Pacific 80 TL 1909
Apristurus profundorum Deep-water catshark Western Atlantic 54.2 TL 1896
Apristurus riveri Broadgill catshark Western Central Atlantic 46 TL 1944
Apristurus saldanha Saldanha catshark Southeast Atlantic 88 TL 1925
Apristurus sibogae Pale catshark Western Central Pacific 21 TL 1913
Apristurus sinensis South China catshark Northwest Pacific 42 TL 1981
Apristurus spongiceps Spongehead catshark Pacific Ocean 50 TL 1905
Apristurus stenseni Panama ghost catshark Eastern Central Pacific 1979
Apristurus yangi Yang’s longnose catshark Western Central Pacific 43.7 TL 2017



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