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Galeus eastmani  (Jordan & Snyder, 1904)

Gecko catshark
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Etymology: Galeus: Greek, galeos = a shark (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal.   Deep-water; 34°N -

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Pacific: off Japan and the East China Sea; possibly Viet Nam (Ref. 11146). Recorded in the Philippines during the MUSORSTOM November 1980 cruise.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 36 - 37 cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11146)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 0. Obscure saddle markings on body and precaudal tail, and with dark markings on the terminal and hypural caudal-fin lobes (Ref. 11146).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A little-known, but very common shark, found in deep water near the bottom (Ref. 11146). Maximum length of at least 40 cm TL, probably reaching 50 cm (Ref. 11146).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous, with a single egg laid per oviduct (Ref. 244). Embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Compagno, Leonard J.V. | Collaborators

Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 244)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 2.6 - 5.8, mean 3.8 (based on 706 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00324 (0.00161 - 0.00651), b=3.11 (2.93 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.