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Galeus mincaronei  Soto, 2001

Southern sawtail catshark
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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) > Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
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 Ecology

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)

Short description 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).

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Southwest Atlantic: southern Brazil.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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.

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

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.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

  Vulnerable (VU) (B1ab(v))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 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-BS (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) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.