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 Onefin catshark (Pentanchus profundicolus)

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 Photo

Onefin catshark
No image of Onefin catshark found in the Shark Database
 Range Map

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 Systematics

Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata)

Class: Carlilagenous Fishes (Chondrichthyes)
  Order: Ground sharks (Carcharhiniformes)
    Family: Catsharks (Scyliorhinidae)
      Genus: Pentanchus (Pentanchus)


 Name

Scientific: Pentanchus profundicolus
German: Einflossen-Katzenhai
English: Onefin catshark
French: Holbiche voile
Spanish: Pejegato velero


 Appearance

Small shark with only one dorsal fin (the first one is missing). Anal fin large. Pointed snout with well developed nostris.

 Coloration

Uniformly dark (blackish).

 Distribution

Western Pacific: Philippines.

 Biology

A little-known deepwater species. Bottom living.

 Feeding

Unknown.

 Size

A holotype: Only one specimen has been found to date, and it was 50 cm long.

 Reproduction

Unkown.

 Similar Species

Unmistakable, since it is the only shark species that possesses only one dorsal fin and has five gill slits.

 Endangerment

Status in the IUCN Red List:


No Entry found in Red List.


 Danger to Humans

Harmless.



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