Galeus arae

(Nichols, 1927)

Roughtail catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Nichols, J.T. (1927)
A new shark from the continental slope off Florida. American Museum Novitates, 256, 1–2

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Galeus arae arae, Pristiurus arae

Galeus arae
Holotype: AMNH: 8677

Description :

Citation: Galeus arae (Nichols, 1927): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Galeus arae (Nichols, 1927), © FAO,
Common names
spa Gatica Manchada, spa Pintarroja rabolija, fra \(T\) Chien à queue rude, eng Crested shark, eng Marbled Catshark, eng Marbled cat shark, eng Roughtail cat shark, eng Roughtail catshark

Short Description
Presence of caudal crest of large denticles. Ground tint pale yellowish brown, strikingly marked along sides and back with row of dark brown blotches and spots (Ref. 6032).

Western Central Atlantic: South Carolina to Florida (USA), northern Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean coast from Belize to Nicaragua. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk [733].

Size / Weight / Age
36.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 43 cm TL (female)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 250 - 750 m [13336]

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