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Galeus springeri  Konstantinou & Cozzi, 1998

Springer's sawtail cat shark
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Etymology: Galeus: Greek, galeos = a shark (Ref. 45335);  springeri: Named after Stewart Springer (Ref. 28030).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 450 - 700 m (Ref. 55584).   Deep-water

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Western Central Atlantic: Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, north coast of Hispaniola, and Cuba.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 31.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28030); 43.8 cm TL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Konstantinou, H. and J.R. Cozzi, 1998. Galeus springeri, a new species of sawtail catshark from the Caribbean Sea (Chondrichthyes, Scyliorhinidae). Copeia 1998(1):151-158. (Ref. 28030)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 7.9 - 13.4, mean 10.9 (based on 26 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00324 (0.00159 - 0.00657), 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 size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .