Apristurus spongiceps

Alternate names: Spongehead catshark

Author: Gilbert 1905


Size: to 50 cm

General: Dark brown snout, broad flattened head.

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 572 to 1482 m

Ocean range (global): Hawai'i and South Pacific.

Spatial distribution: Rare.

Habitat description: Demersal.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: David Ebert, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.


Encyclopedia of Life

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World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Compagno, L., M. Dando, and S. Fowler (2005). Sharks of the World. Princeton University Press. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, UK. 368 pp.

Citation: Apristurus spongiceps (Gilbert 1905) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Apristurus%20spongiceps. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-09-30.
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