Panama Ghost Catshark

The Panama ghost catshark is a rarely seen species of catshark.

Panama Ghost Catshark Scientific Classification

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Chondrichthyes
Order Carcharhiniformes
Family Scyliorhinidae
Genus Apristurus
Scientific Name A. stenseni


Very little is known about this shark – with adult males assumed to be 1.5 ft long.

Where do they live

As the name suggests, this shark lives in Panama between 9°N and 2°N.



It is believed that the Panama ghost catshark is oviparous.

Interactions with humans

The IUCN classifies this shark as “Least Concern” or “LC”.

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