Brown cat shark

Apristurus brunneus

  • Common
  • Pelagic and demersal (33-950 m)
  • Length to 68 cm (2.2 feet)
  • Light or medium brown
  • Dark margins on fins
  • First dorsal fin has posterior position over pelvic fin
  • Two dorsal fins of equal size

Everyone that encounters a Basking Shark, Bluntnose Sixgill Shark, Tope Shark, or any other shark species in BC (with the exception of North Pacific Spiny Dogfish) is encouraged to document and report the encounter to DFO.