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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  
          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:  
                                        SpeciesApristurus albisoma Nakaya and Séret, 1999  
                                        SpeciesApristurus ampliceps Sasahara, Sato and Nakaya, 2008  
                                        SpeciesApristurus aphyodes Nakaya and Stehmann, 1998  
                                        SpeciesApristurus atlanticus (Koefoed, 1927) – Atlantic ghost catshark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus australis Sato, Nakaya and Yorozu, 2008  
                                        SpeciesApristurus brunneus (Gilbert, 1892) – pejegato marrón, brown cat shark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus bucephalus White, Last and Pogonoski, 2008  
                                        SpeciesApristurus canutus Springer and Heemstra in Springer, 1979 – hoary catshark, hoary cat shark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus exsanguis Sato, Nakaya and Stewart, 1999  
                                        SpeciesApristurus fedorovi Dolganov, 1983  
                                        SpeciesApristurus gibbosus Meng, Chu and Li, 1985  
                                        SpeciesApristurus herklotsi (Fowler, 1934) – longfin catshark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus indicus (Brauer, 1906) – smallbelly catshark, smallbelly cat shark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus internatus Deng, Xiong and Zhan, 1988  
                                        SpeciesApristurus investigatoris (Misra, 1962) – broadnose catshark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus japonicus Nakaya, 1975 – Japanese catshark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus kampae Taylor, 1972 – longnose catshark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus laurussonii (Saemundsson, 1922) – Iceland catshark, Iceland cat shark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus longicephalus Nakaya, 1975 – longhead catshark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus macrorhynchus (Tanaka, 1909) – flathead catshark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus macrostomus Chu, Meng and Li, 1985  
                                        SpeciesApristurus manis (Springer, 1979) – ghost catshark, ghost cat shark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus melanoasper Iglésias, Nakaya and Stehmann, 2004 – Black roughscale catshark, Holbiche noire 
                                        SpeciesApristurus microps (Gilchrist, 1922) – smalleye catshark, smalleye cat shark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus micropterygeus Meng, Chu and Li, 1986  
                                        SpeciesApristurus nasutus de Buen, 1959 – largenose catshark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus parvipinnis Springer and Heemstra in Springer, 1979 – smallfin catshark, smallfin cat shark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus pinguis Deng, Xiong and Zhan, 1983  
                                        SpeciesApristurus platyrhynchus (Tanaka, 1909) – spatulasnout catshark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus profundorum (Goode and Bean, 1896) – deepwater catshark, deepwater cat shark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus riveri Bigelow and Schroeder, 1944 – broadgill catshark, broadgill cat shark, gatica afilada 
                                        SpeciesApristurus saldanha (Barnard, 1925) – Saldanha catshark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus sibogae (Weber, 1913) – pale catshark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus sinensis Chu and Hu in Chu, Meng, Hu and Li, 1981 – South China catshark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus spongiceps (Gilbert, 1905) – spongehead catshark 
                                        SpeciesApristurus 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   
  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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