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Apristurus japonicus


Apristurus japonicus was originally described as Apristurus japonicus by Nakaya in 1975. It belongs to the family Pentanchidae. It is commonly known as Japanese catshark and is known in Japan as Nihon-herazame, in France as Holbiche japonnaise, in Spain as Pejegato japonés, in United Kingdom as Japanese catshark. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Western North Pacific.
Species   japonicus
AuthorWI   Nakaya [K.]
AuthorNI   Nakaya
Qualification   ---
Year   1975
Status   Valid
Class   Chondrichthyes Chondrichthyes
Order   Carcharhiniformes Carcharhiniformes
Family   Pentanchidae
Subfamily   --- ---
Genus   Apristurus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Chondrichthyes
Order   Carcharhiniformes
Family   Pentanchidae
Genus   Apristurus
Original Name   Apristurus        
Taxon Name   japonicus
Original Combination   Apristurus japonicus
Original Genus   Apristurus
Original Genus Species   Apristurus japonicus
OriginalSubGenus   Apristurus
Original Author   Nakaya
Original AuthorWI   Nakaya [K.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1975
Original Family   Scyliorhinidae
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Sea of Japan, off Cape Daito, Chiba Prefecture, Honshu, Japan.
Types   Paratypes: HUMZ 39961 (1), 40075-81 (7).
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   HUMZ 40082
Journal   Mem. Fac. Fish. Hokkaido Univ.
Citation   v. 23 (no. 1)
Page   24
Illustrations   Figs. 10-11

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Apristurus japonicus
Current Species   japonicus
Current Genus   Apristurus
Current AuthorWI   Nakaya [K.]
Current AuthorNI   Nakaya
Current Year   1975
Current Family   Pentanchidae
Current Subfamily   --- ---

Habitat   bathydemersal        
Water   Salt water
Habitat Notes   Biology little-known. Oviparous. Utilized for oil, human consumption and fishmeal or fish cakes.
Distribution   Western North Pacific.

Current Summary   Valid as Apristurus japonicus  Nakaya 1975. Pentanchidae.
Name History   • Valid as Apristurus japonicus  Nakaya 1975 -- (Compagno 1984:168 [ref. 6846], Nakaya in Masuda et al. 1984:4 [ref. 6441], Nakaya in Okamura & Kitajima 1984:41, 295 [ref. 8057], Nakaya & Sato 1999:316 [ref. 23941], Nakaya & Séret 1999:307 [ref. 24247], Sato et al. 1999:334 [ref. 24607], Compagno 1999:478 [ref. 25589], Nakabo 2000:131 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:131 [ref. 26001], Shinohara et al. 2005:392 [ref. 28370], Nakaya et al. 2008:68 [ref. 29711]).

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abbreviatus Apristurus abbreviatus Deng [S.-M.], Xiong [G.-Q.] & Zhan [H.-X.] 1985Synonym
acanutus Apristurus acanutus Zhu [Y.-D.], Meng [Q.-W.] & Li [S.] in Meng, Chu & Li 1985Synonym
albisoma Apristurus albisoma Nakaya [K.] & Séret [B.] 1999Valid
ampliceps Apristurus ampliceps Sasahara [R.], Sato [K.] & Nakaya [K.] 2008Valid
aphyodes Apristurus aphyodes Nakaya [K.] & Stehmann [M. F. W.] 1998Valid
atlanticus Apristurus atlanticus (Koefoed [E.] 1927)Synonym
australis Apristurus australis Sato [K.], Nakaya [K.] & Yorozu [M.] 2008Valid
brevicaudatus Apristurus brevicaudatus Chu [Y.-T.], Meng [Q.-W.] & Li [S.] 1986Synonym
breviventralis Apristurus breviventralis Kawauchi [J.], Weigmann [S.] & Nakaya [K.] 2014Valid
brunneus Apristurus brunneus (Gilbert [C. H.] 1892)Valid
bucephalus Apristurus bucephalus White [W. T.], Last [P. R.] & Pogonoski [J. J.] 2008Valid
canutus Apristurus canutus Springer [S.] & Heemstra [P. C.] in Springer 1979Valid
exsanguis Apristurus exsanguis Sato [K.], Nakaya [K.] & Stewart [A. L.] 1999Valid
fedorovi Apristurus fedorovi Dolganov [V. N.] 1983Valid
garricki Apristurus garricki Sato [K.], Stewart [A. L.] & Nakaya [K.] 2013Valid
gibbosus Apristurus gibbosus Meng [Q.-W.], Zhu [Y.-D.] & Li [S.] 1985Valid
herklotsi Apristurus herklotsi (Fowler [H. W.] 1934)Valid
indicus Apristurus indicus (Brauer [A.] 1906)Valid
internatus Apristurus internatus Deng [S.-M.], Xiong [G.-Q.] & Zhan [H.-X.] 1988Valid
investigatoris Apristurus investigatoris (Misra [K. S.] 1962)Valid
kampae Apristurus kampae Taylor [L. R., Jr.] 1972Valid
laurussoni Apristurus laurussoni (Saemundsson [B.] 1922)Spelling
laurussonii Apristurus laurussonii (Saemundsson [B.] 1922)Valid
longianalis Apristurus longianalis Chu [Y.-T.], Meng [Q.-W.] & Li [S.] 1986Synonym
longicaudatus Apristurus longicaudatus Li [S.], Meng [Q.-W.] & Chu [Y.-T.] in Chu, Meng & Li 1986Synonym
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