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Apristurus  Garman, 1913
Taxonomic Serial No.: 159987

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Parapristurus Fowler, 1934
  Common Name(s): demon cat sharks [English]
    ghost cat sharks [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2009   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassChondrichthyes  – cartilaginous fishes, rays, sharks, condrictes, peixe cartilaginoso, tubarão, poissons cartilagineux, raies, requins  
                         SubclassElasmobranchii  – cartilaginous fishes, rays, sharks, skates, torpedoes  
                               OrderCarcharhiniformes  – ground sharks  
                                  FamilyScyliorhinidae Gill, 1862 – roussettes, pejegatos, cat sharks, catsharks  
                                     GenusApristurus Garman, 1913 – demon cat sharks, ghost cat sharks  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Apristurus albisoma Nakaya and Séret, 1999  
                                        Species Apristurus ampliceps Sasahara, Sato and Nakaya, 2008  
                                        Species Apristurus aphyodes Nakaya and Stehmann, 1998  
                                        Species Apristurus atlanticus (Koefoed, 1927) – Atlantic ghost catshark 
                                        Species Apristurus australis Sato, Nakaya and Yorozu, 2008  
                                        Species Apristurus brunneus (Gilbert, 1892) – pejegato marrón, brown cat shark 
                                        Species Apristurus bucephalus White, Last and Pogonoski, 2008  
                                        Species Apristurus canutus Springer and Heemstra in Springer, 1979 – hoary catshark, hoary cat shark 
                                        Species Apristurus exsanguis Sato, Nakaya and Stewart, 1999  
                                        Species Apristurus fedorovi Dolganov, 1983  
                                        Species Apristurus gibbosus Meng, Chu and Li, 1985  
                                        Species Apristurus herklotsi (Fowler, 1934) – longfin catshark 
                                        Species Apristurus indicus (Brauer, 1906) – smallbelly catshark, smallbelly cat shark 
                                        Species Apristurus internatus Deng, Xiong and Zhan, 1988  
                                        Species Apristurus investigatoris (Misra, 1962) – broadnose catshark 
                                        Species Apristurus japonicus Nakaya, 1975 – Japanese catshark 
                                        Species Apristurus kampae Taylor, 1972 – longnose catshark 
                                        Species Apristurus laurussonii (Saemundsson, 1922) – Iceland catshark, Iceland cat shark 
                                        Species Apristurus longicephalus Nakaya, 1975 – longhead catshark 
                                        Species Apristurus macrorhynchus (Tanaka, 1909) – flathead catshark 
                                        Species Apristurus macrostomus Chu, Meng and Li, 1985  
                                        Species Apristurus manis (Springer, 1979) – ghost catshark, ghost cat shark 
                                        Species Apristurus melanoasper Iglésias, Nakaya and Stehmann, 2004 – Black roughscale catshark, Holbiche noire 
                                        Species Apristurus microps (Gilchrist, 1922) – smalleye catshark, smalleye cat shark 
                                        Species Apristurus micropterygeus Meng, Chu and Li, 1986  
                                        Species Apristurus nasutus de Buen, 1959 – largenose catshark 
                                        Species Apristurus parvipinnis Springer and Heemstra in Springer, 1979 – smallfin catshark, smallfin cat shark 
                                        Species Apristurus pinguis Deng, Xiong and Zhan, 1983  
                                        Species Apristurus platyrhynchus (Tanaka, 1909) – spatulasnout catshark 
                                        Species Apristurus profundorum (Goode and Bean, 1896) – deepwater catshark, deepwater cat shark 
                                        Species Apristurus riveri Bigelow and Schroeder, 1944 – broadgill catshark, broadgill cat shark, gatica afilada 
                                        Species Apristurus saldanha (Barnard, 1925) – Saldanha catshark 
                                        Species Apristurus sibogae (Weber, 1913) – pale catshark 
                                        Species Apristurus sinensis Chu and Hu in Chu, Meng, Hu and Li, 1981 – South China catshark 
                                        Species Apristurus spongiceps (Gilbert, 1905) – spongehead catshark 
                                        Species Apristurus stenseni (Springer, 1979) – Panama ghost catshark 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 28-Jan-2009, website (version 29-Dec-08)  
  Acquired: 2009   
  Reference for: Apristurus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Apristurus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Compagno, Leonard J. V.  
  Publication Date: 1984   
  Article/Chapter Title: Sharks of the World: An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: FAO Fisheries Synopsis, no. 125, vol. 4, pt. 2   
  Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations   
  Publication Place: Rome, Italy   
  Reference for: Apristurus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Compagno, Leonard J. V. / Hamlett, William C., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Living Elasmobranchs   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Sharks, Skates, and Rays: The Biology of Elasmobranch Fishes   
  Page(s): 471-498   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-6048-2   
  Reference for: Apristurus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Apristurus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Reference for: Apristurus   

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