Little is known of the biology and ecology of this next species, the bigfin catshark (Apristurus platyrhynchus). Also known as the flatnose catshark, they are one of the 32 described species in the Apristurus genus. Both sexes of these catsharks mature at around 60 cm total length (TL), and maximum size was estimated to be about 80 cm TL.
Introducing a #flatshark only known from the Rio Branco system in the Amazon Basin in Roraima, Brazil. Specifically, you can only see the Branco River Stingray (Potamotrygon adamastor) from Rio Urariquera, a large right-bank tributary of Rio Branco.
TFUI Founder Melissa C. Marquez is author of all animal bios and "Behind the Fins" segments.
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