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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae Cat sharks

Genus: Galeus

(See list of species below)



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18 species
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Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic

Galeus antillensis Springer, 1979

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Galeus antillensis
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Galeus arae (Nichols, 1927)

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Galeus arae
[Roughtail catshark]

Photo by Andrade Coelho, R.P.

Eastern Central Atlantic

Galeus atlanticus (Vaillant, 1888)

Photo by Andrade Coelho, R.P.
 
Galeus atlanticus
[Atlantic sawtail cat shark]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Galeus cadenati
[Longfin sawtail cat shark]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 37.2 cm TL

 
Galeus corriganae
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Galeus eastmani (Jordan & Snyder, 1904)

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Galeus eastmani
[Gecko catshark]

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Galeus gracilis Compagno & Stevens, 1993

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Galeus gracilis
[Slender sawtail catshark]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 80.3 cm TL

 
Galeus longirostris
[Longnose sawtail cat shark]

Photo by Svensen, R.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810

Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Galeus melastomus
[Blackmouth catshark]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 40.4 cm TL
Galeus mincaronei Soto, 2001

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Galeus mincaronei
[Southern sawtail catshark]

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 63 cm TL
Galeus murinus (Collett, 1904)

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Galeus murinus
[Mouse catshark]

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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Galeus nipponensis Nakaya, 1975

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Galeus nipponensis
[Broadfin sawtail catshark]

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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Galeus piperatus Springer & Wagner, 1966

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Galeus piperatus
[Peppered catshark]

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Galeus polli Cadenat, 1959

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Galeus polli
[African sawtail catshark]

Photo by MNHN

Pacific Western Central
Max. Length 44.6 cm TL
Galeus priapus Séret & Last, 2008

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Galeus priapus
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Galeus sauteri (Jordan & Richardson, 1909)

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Galeus sauteri
[Blacktip sawtail catshark]

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Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Galeus schultzi Springer, 1979

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Galeus schultzi
[Dwarf sawtail catshark]

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Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 43.8 cm TL
Galeus springeri Konstantinou & Cozzi, 1998

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Galeus springeri
[Springer's sawtail cat shark]



18 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Galeus antillensis Western Central Atlantic 1979
Galeus arae Roughtail catshark Western Central Atlantic 43 TL 1927
Galeus atlanticus Atlantic sawtail cat shark Eastern Central Atlantic 1888
Galeus cadenati Longfin sawtail cat shark Western Central Atlantic 1966
Galeus corriganae Western Central Pacific 37.2 TL 2016
Galeus eastmani Gecko catshark Western Pacific 40 TL 1904
Galeus gracilis Slender sawtail catshark Indo-West Pacific 34 TL 1993
Galeus longirostris Longnose sawtail cat shark Northwest Pacific 80.3 TL 1987
Galeus melastomus Blackmouth catshark Northeast Atlantic 90 TL 1810
Galeus mincaronei Southern sawtail catshark Southwest Atlantic 40.4 TL 2001
Galeus murinus Mouse catshark Northeast Atlantic 63 TL 1904
Galeus nipponensis Broadfin sawtail catshark Northwest Pacific 70 TL 1975
Galeus piperatus Peppered catshark Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 1966
Galeus polli African sawtail catshark Eastern Atlantic 45 TL 1959
Galeus priapus Pacific Western Central 44.6 TL 2008
Galeus sauteri Blacktip sawtail catshark Western Pacific 45 TL 1909
Galeus schultzi Dwarf sawtail catshark Western Central Pacific 30 TL 1979
Galeus springeri Springer's sawtail cat shark Western Central Atlantic 43.8 TL 1998



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