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Iago garricki  Fourmanoir & Rivaton, 1979

Longnose houndshark
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Triakidae (Houndsharks) > Galeorhininae
Etymology: Iago: The villain in Shakespeare´s Othello.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 250 - 475 m (Ref. 6871).   Deep-water; 9°S - 26°S

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 45 - ? cm
Max length : 75.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 244)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 0

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Central Pacific: Australia (including Western Australia, Ref. 6871), Vanuatu, and the Philippines (Ref. 47737),

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A little-known tropical shark found on the uppermost insular slopes (Ref. 13563) at depths of 250-475 m (Ref.58048). Feeds on cephalopods (Ref. 244). Viviparous, placental (Ref. 50449). Caught irregularly by the small-scale demersal longline fisheries operating in deepwater. Utilized for its meat and fins, but of limited value due to its small size (Ref.58048).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Viviparous, placental (Ref. 50449). With 4 or 5 young per litter (Ref. 244). Size at birth near 23 cm (full-term fetuses) (Ref. 244). Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205).

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

Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 244)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 13563)




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00380 (0.00161 - 0.00900), b=3.09 (2.87 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Fec=4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.