Galeus schultzi Springer, 1979
Dwarf sawtail catshark
Galeus schultzi
photo by FAO

 Family:  Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
 Max. size:  30 cm TL (female)
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 329 - 431 m
 Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: apparently endemic to the Philippines.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 0-0. Obscure dark saddle blotches at first and second dorsal bases, and two bands on the tail; dorsal fins and caudal tip without black terminal marking (Ref. 244).
 Biology:  A little-known bottom-dwelling shark found on continental slopes (Ref. 244). One of the smallest sharks (Ref. 244).
 IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
 Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 09.10.99
 Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 22.03.94

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