Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes
(Ground sharks) > Pentanchidae
Etymology: Apristurus: Greek, a = without + Greek, pristis = saw + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335); garricki: Named in recognition of pioneer New Zealand shark taxonomist and biologist, Professor J.A.F. (Jack) Garrick, who has extensively researched the elasmobranchs of New Zealand, and was the first to recognize the genus from New Zealand waters (Ref. 93572).
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00316 (0.00147 - 0.00681), b=3.09 (2.90 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .