Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes
(Ground sharks) > Pentanchidae
Etymology: Apristurus: a-, Latin privative, i.e., without; pristis, from pristes (Gr.), sawyer (but here meaning saw); oura (Gr.), tail, referring to absence of saw-toothed crest of enlarged dermal denticles along upper edge of caudal fin as found in the closely related Pristiurus (=Galeus). (See ETYFish); garricki: In honor of J.A.F. (Jack) Garrick (1928-2018), “pioneer” New Zealand shark taxonomist and biologist, the first to recognize this genus from New Zealand waters; he also “generously” shared his notes on this species with the authors. (See ETYFish).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal. Deep-water
Pacific Ocean: New Zealand (Ref. 93572).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 67.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93572); 73.5 cm (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A species of Apristurus with the following characters in combination: very long snout, pre-outer nostril length greater than interorbital width; short P1P2 distance, tip of pectoral fin reaching to midway of P1P2 space; small first dorsal fin and its origin always behind pelvic fin axil; long base of anal fin 13.7-17.7% of TL; vertebral counts of monospondylous 34-37 and those of precaudal diplospondylous 32-39; total counts of precaudal vertebrae 66-73; intestinal spiral valves 1013; tooth rows 37-50 on upper, 38-49 on lower jaws (Ref. 93572).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sato, K., A.L. Stewart and K. Nakaya, 2013. Apristurus garricki sp. nov., a new deep-water catshark from the northern New Zealand waters (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae). Marine Biology Research 9(8):758-767. (Ref. 93572)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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