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Author: de Buen, 1959

Apristurus nasutus de Buen, 1959

Diagnosis: body moderatly slender, trunk slightly tapering toward head. Snout moderately long, broad and bell-shaped, preoral snout about 7 to 8 % of total length; posterior interbranchial septa without pleats or projecting medial lobes; mouth and labial furrows extending slightly in front of eyes; labial folds not enlarged. Interdorsal space about 1.5 times first dorsal base; first dorsal fin about as large as second, bases about equally long; origin of first dorsal about opposite pelvic midbases; pectoral inner margins long about 3/5 of pectoral bases; interspace between pectoral and pelvic bases fairly short. No dorsal crest of enlarged caudal denticles.Colour: medium brown, grey or grey-blackish, without conspicuous markings on fins. Size: to 59 cm (males).

Habitat: benthic on continental slopes between 400 and 925 m.Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: in the Eastern North Atlantic, there are some nominal records off Morocco, but these are uncertain. Elsewhere, Eastern Pacific off the Gulf of Panama, Equador and Central Chile (Campagno, 1984).

Largenose catshark (Apristurus nasutus)