Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes
(Ground sharks) > Triakidae
(Houndsharks) > Galeorhininae
Etymology: Gogolia: -ia, belonging to: Gogol River, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, type locality. (See ETYFish); filewoodi: In honor of Australian biologist Lionel Winston Filewood (1936-2014), Biologist-In-Charge, Department of Agriculture, Stock and Fisheries, Konedobu, Papua New Guinea, for his work on the poorly known elasmobranch fauna of New Guinea; he intended to describe this shark with Compagno but was unable to do so, whereupon he “generously relinquished” both the task and the holotype to his collaborator. (See ETYFish).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 73 m (Ref. 13563). Deep-water; 2°S - 5°S
Western Central Pacific: northern New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 74.0 cm TL (female)
Occurs on the continental shelf (Ref. 244). The only known specimen was taken at a depth of 73 m, probably near the bottom (Ref. 244). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449), with 2 young in a litter (Ref. 244). Size at birth about 22 cm (Ref. 244).
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)
Fisheries: minor commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00437 (0.00187 - 0.01020), b=3.04 (2.84 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Fec=2).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100).