Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes
(Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae
Etymology: Galeus: Greek, galeos = a shark (Ref. 45335); mincaronei: Named for Michael Mincarone for his work and dedication to Museu Oceanográfico do Vale do Itajaí.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 430 - 430 m (Ref. 56495). Deep-water
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 39 - ? cm
Max length : 40.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56495); 38.8 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Diagnosis: Distinguished by the following characters (vs. Galeus antillensis): shorter prepectoral length 16.1%-18.6% (vs. 19.4-21.8%); smaller pectoral anterior margin (8.9-10.1% (vs. 10.2-12.7%); smaller pectoral posterior margin 7.4-8.5% (vs. 8.8-11.6%); and fewer number of diplospondylous vertebrae 35-36, n=3 (vs. 39-78, n=4) (Ref. 56495).
Southwest Atlantic: southern Brazil.
The species inhabits deep-reefs in the shelf break and on the continental slope, and is often found in depths greater than 400 meters, with gorgonians, hard corals, tube sponges, crinoids, ophiuroids, and a great number of the sympatric scyliorhinid shark Scyliorhinus haeckelii (Ref. 56495). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Soto, J.M.R., 2001. Galeus mincaronei sp. nov., (Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae) a new species of sawtail catshark from southern Brazil. Mare Magnum 1(1):11-18. (Ref. 56495)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00324 (0.00152 - 0.00691), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Fec= 1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .