Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes
(Ground sharks) > Pentanchidae
Etymology: Galeus: galeos, a small shark or dogfish according to Aristotle and others. (See ETYFish); schultzi: In honor of Leonard P. Schultz (1901-1986), Curator of Fishes, U.S. National Museum (based on an unpublished name proposed by Henry W. Fowler). (See ETYFish).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 329 - 431 m (Ref. 244). Deep-water; 20°N - 5°N, 116°E - 128°E
Western Central Pacific: apparently endemic to the Philippines.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 28.3, range 27 - 29.7 cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL (female)
A little-known bottom-dwelling shark found on continental slopes (Ref. 244). One of the smallest sharks (Ref. 244).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 125652)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00355 (0.00173 - 0.00727), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 15.2 [2.4, 56.9] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.299 [0.076, 0.875] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.2 [13.3, 19.2] % ; Omega3 = 0.238 [0.096, 0.564] g/100g ; Selenium = 6.96 [2.19, 21.11] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 31.6 [8.1, 113.7] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.366 [0.170, 0.760] mg/100g (wet weight);