deepwater catshark, Apristurus sp., male, juvenile (c); belonging to the Brunneus group, possibly Apristurus macrohynchus, the flathead catshark, or Apristurus macrostomus, the broadmouth catshark; live 174mm (7 inch) specimen accidentally brought up in a seawater intake pipe from a depth of 915 meters (3,000 feet) at the NELHA facility, Keahole Point, Kona Coast, Big Island, Hawaii, USA, Pacific Ocean; this is the first catshark described from Hawaii in over 100 years


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Deepwater Catshark | Apristurus sp.

deepwater catshark, Apristurus sp., male, juvenile (c); belonging to the Brunneus group, possibly Apristurus macrohynchus, the flathead catshark, or Apristurus macrostomus, the broadmouth catshark; live 174mm (7 inch) specimen accidentally brought up in a seawater intake pipe from a depth of 915 meters (3,000 feet) at the NELHA facility, Keahole Point, Kona Coast, Big Island, Hawaii, USA, Pacific Ocean; this is the first catshark described from Hawaii in over 100 years
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Doug Perrine

Image dimensions: 5400x3600