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Galeus corriganae  White, Mana & Naylor, 2016

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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks) > Galaxiinae
Etymology: Galeus: Greek, galeos = a shark (Ref. 45335);  corriganae: Named for Dr Shannon Corrigan.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 500 - 742 m (Ref. 116735).   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: Papua New Guinea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 37.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116735); 27.8 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This small and slender species is distinguished by the following characters: head relatively broad; interorbital space 7.2-7.8% TL; pelvic-anal space 12.2-13.0% TL; relatively small anal fin with base length 7.8-8.6% TL; anal-fin posterior margin 5.2-6.3% TL; relatively short prepectoral length, about 18.4-21.5% TL; labial furrows are moderately long, not confined to mouth corners, uppers 2.2-2.9% TL; enlarged denticle crest of upper caudal fin originating anterior to origin of ventral caudal lobe; with denticles on elevated portion of supracaudal crest forming 2-4 central rows of denticles between much larger obliquely positioned lateral rows; subcaudal crest absent; colour of anterior margin of pectoral fins black; anterior half of dorsal fins almost entirely dark or dusky; precaudal centra 83-86 (Ref. 116735).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Size vary with 3 juveniles at 20.3-27.1 cm TL, 4 adolescent males at 28.2-37.2 cm TL and a single female 27.8 cm TL (Ref. 116735).

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

White, W.T., R.R. Mana and G.J.P. Naylor, 2016. Galeus corriganae sp. nov., a new species of deepwater catshark (Carcharhiniformes: Pentanchidae) from Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa 4205(3):255-264. (Ref. 116735)

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

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .