Galeus eastmani

(Jordan & Snyder, 1904)

Gecko catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Jordan, D.S. & Snyder, J.O. (1904)
On a collection of fishes made by Mr. Alan Owston in the deep waters of Japan. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 45, 230–240

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Galeus eastmani (Jordan & Snyder, 1904)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Galeus cf. eastmani, Pristiurus eastmani

Galeus eastmani
Holotype: SU: 7740;

Description :

Citation: Galeus eastmani (Jordan & Snyder, 1904): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Common names
spa Pintarroja salamanquesa, fra \(T\) Chien gecko, eng Gecko cat shark, eng Gecko catshark

Short Description
Obscure saddle markings on body and precaudal tail, and with dark markings on the terminal and hypural caudal-fin lobes [16823].

Western Pacific: off Japan and the East China Sea; possibly Viet Nam [16823]. Recorded in the Philippines during the MUSORSTOM November 1980 cruise. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: low; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family

Oviparous, with a single egg laid per oviduct [517]. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733].

Size / Weight / Age
40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [16823])

bathydemersal; marine

shark-references Species-ID=2427;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)