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Galeus priapus  Séret & Last, 2008

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Elasmobranchi (squali e razze) (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Etymology: Galeus: Greek, galeos = a shark (Ref. 45335);  priapus: From the Greek “Priapos ”, God of reproduction in reference to the long claspers..   More on author: Last.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino benthopelagico; distribuzione batimetrica 620 - 830 m (Ref. 76879).   Subtropical, preferred ?; 13°S - 24°S, 163°E - 171°E (Ref. 76879)

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Pacific Western Central: New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Known from the marginal slopes off southern New Caledonia, south of the Loyalty Islands Ridge and north of the Norfolk Ridge in 620–830 m depth and off Espiritu Santo Island (Vanuatu) in 262–352m depth (Ref. 76879).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 44.6 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 76879); 38.8 cm (female)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

A small, slender Galeus with the following combination of characters: claspers extremely long and slender in adult males, distal tips extending to near anal origin or beyond, their outer length 9.2–11.2% TL, 7.2–8.7 times base width; clasper without hooks or spiny denticles; exorhipidion greatly elongated, about 4 times spiracle length when fully developed; anterior inner margin of pelvic fin not fused to clasper; anal fin relatively small, length 9.8–12.0% TL; posterior anal-fin margin 4.7–5.9% TL, 1.4–1.8 in anterior margin of second dorsal fin; prepectoral length relatively short, about 17.8–19.4 %TL; labial furrows moderately long, not confined to mouth corners; enlarged denticle crest of upper caudal fin originating almost over origin of ventral caudal lobe, no abrupt demarcation between denticles of crest and those of caudal peduncle; denticles forming 2–5 central rows of denticles between larger oblique lateral rows near crest origin; no subcaudal crest; anterior margin of pectoral fin black; anterior half of dorsal fins almost entirely dark or dusky; precaudal centra 81–86 (Ref. 76879).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Compagno, Leonard J.V. | Collaboratori

Séret, B. and P.R. Last, 2008. Galeus priapus sp. nov., a new species of sawtail catsharks (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from New Caledonia. Zootaxa 1813:19-28. (Ref. 76879)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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