White Ghost Catshark

The white ghost catshark is a catshark species living in the northeast Atlantic Ocean between latitudes 57°N and 58°N.

White Ghost Catshark Scientific Classification

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


The maximum length of this shark is about 1.7 ft. Its body is slender and cylindrical, with a flat and bell-shaped snout. The mouth is well developed with labial furrows around the lips and has sharp pointed teeth inside.

They are dorsally grey and ventrally much lighter. Some of this shark’s fins have dark edges on them.

Where do they live

Map Of The White Ghost Catshark’s Habitat

White ghost catshark Habitat Map

White ghost catsharks are found in the northeast Atlantic, off the coast of the United Kingdom. Its depth range is between 3327 and 5906 feet, and the preferred habitat is the sediment made of mud and sand.



Its diet consists of cephalopods, crustaceans, and small teleost fish.


This shark is oviparous and lays eggs in pairs. Sexual maturity is seen when the juveniles are about 18.5-19.6 inches long.

Interactions with humans

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

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