Galeus atlanticus (Vaillant, 1888)
Atlantic sawtail cat shark
Galeus atlanticus
photo by Andrade Coelho, R.P.

Family:  Pentanchidae (Deepwater catsharks)
Max. size: 
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range - 540 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Atlantic: off Cape Spartel, northwest coast of Morocco.
Biology:  Type specimen taken from a depth of 540 m (Ref. 26282).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 01 March 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   

Entered by: Compagno, Leonard J.V. - 22.09.99
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.09.19

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