Galeus corriganae White, Mana & Naylor, 2016
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Family:  Pentanchidae (Deepwater catsharks)
Max. size:  37.2 cm TL (male/unsexed); 27.8 cm TL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 500 - 742 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Papua New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  This small and slender species is distinguished by the following characters: head relatively broad; interorbital space 7.2-7.8% TL; pelvic-anal space 12.2-13.0% TL; relatively small anal fin with base length 7.8-8.6% TL; anal-fin posterior margin 5.2-6.3% TL; relatively short prepectoral length, about 18.4-21.5% TL; labial furrows are moderately long, not confined to mouth corners, uppers 2.2-2.9% TL; enlarged denticle crest of upper caudal fin originating anterior to origin of ventral caudal lobe; with denticles on elevated portion of supracaudal crest forming 2-4 central rows of denticles between much larger obliquely positioned lateral rows; subcaudal crest absent; colour of anterior margin of pectoral fins black; anterior half of dorsal fins almost entirely dark or dusky; precaudal centra 83-86 (Ref. 116735).
Biology:  Size vary with 3 juveniles at 20.3-27.1 cm TL, 4 adolescent males at 28.2-37.2 cm TL and a single female 27.8 cm TL (Ref. 116735).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 16.12.17

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