Apristurus, Garman, 1913

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 27

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Apristurus  sp. 1

Papuan Shortsnout Catshark

Local synonymy: White et al., 2017e: 37, Figs 11C, 12C ( Astrolabe Bay ); White et al., 2018: 108, figs ( PNG)  . PNG voucher material: (1 spec.) ASIZ P0080719, juvenile male 250 mm TL, Astrolabe Bay , Madang, 05°22.530' S, 145°55.550' E, 851–865 m depth, 6 Oct 2010GoogleMaps  .

Remarks: First recorded from PNG by White et al. (2017e); belongs to the brunneus -group of the genus Apristurus  ; only known from a single juvenile specimen without supporting genetic samples making species identification very difficult. More specimens needed to determine the identity of this species.