Apristurus nakayai

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Carcharhiniformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Superordo: Selachimorpha
Ordo: Carcharhiniformes

Familia: Pentanchidae
Genus: Apristurus
Species: Apristurus nakayai

Name[edit]

Apristurus nakayai Iglésias, 2013

  • Holotype (unique): MNHN 2003-1983.

Type locality: Coriolis Bank, west of the Exclusive Economic Zone of New Caledonia, 21°25.1’-21°28.2’S, 157°50.5’-158°06.1’E [1], 953-1,022 m depth.

Etymology: The specific epithet nakayai, is in honour of the Japanese ichthyologist Kazuhiro Nakaya who dedicate his research to the taxonomy of this genus, describing eight species of Apristurus and revising the genus worldwide (Nakaya, 2009).

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Milk-eye catshark
français: Holbiche à iris blanc

References[edit]

  • Iglésias, S. P.; 2013: Apristurus nakayai sp. nov., a new species of deepwater catshark (Chondrichthyes: Pentanchidae) from New Caledonia. / Apristurus nakayai sp. nov., une nouvelle espèce d’holbiche de profondeur (Chondrichthyes: Pentanchidae) de Nouvelle-Calédonie. Cybium, 36 (4): 511–519.