A catshark of the genus Apristurus seen swimming in front of the BOP at Ngisi. This individual is fairly stout with a dorsal “hump” which tapers down to the head. There are several species that have a similar shape with coloration ranging from dark grey to brown, but none that quite match the colour and shape of this individual.
|Date:||27 May 2013|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Chondrichthyes (Rays, Sharks & relatives) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground Sharks)|
|Site:||Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1|
|Countries:||East Africa > Tanzania|
|Rig:||Deep Sea Metro I|
|Project Partners:||BG Group, Oceaneering|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||04 February 2015|
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