Apristurus sp.

Apristurus sp.Apristurus sp.


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.

Item Type:Image
Title:Apristurus sp.
Creator(s):Gates, A.
Date:27 May 2013
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Chondrichthyes (Rays, Sharks & relatives) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground Sharks)
Species:Apristurus sp.
Site:Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1318
Countries:East Africa > Tanzania
Habitat:benthic boundary
Substratum:Deep-sea mud
Rig:Deep Sea Metro I
Project Partners:BG Group, Oceaneering
ROV:Millennium 113
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:04 February 2015

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