Galeus friedrichi

Ebert & Jang, 2022

Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Ebert, D.A. & Jang, J.J. (2022)
Galeus friedrichi (Carcharhiniformes: Pentanchidae), a new sawtail catshark from the Philippines. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 39, 45–53

Galeus friedrichi
CAS: ICH 247314; CAS: ICH 247315; CAS: ICH 247316;

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Citation: Galeus friedrichi Ebert & Jang, 2022: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Galeus friedrichi Ebert & Jang, 2022; holotype, CAS-ICH 247314, adult male, 534 mm TL, lateral view, after preservation © by the authors
Common names
eng Philippines Sawtail Catshark

Short Description
Original diagnosis of Ebert & Jang, 2022 [31278]: A large slender Galeus species distinguished from all regional congeners by a combination of an absence of saddle or blotch patterns on body and caudal fin (except G. sauteri); large size, exceeding 50 cm TL (except G. longirostris and G. nipponensis); a higher count of monospondylous vertebrae (40) (except G. longirostris and G. nipponensis); and 83 precaudal vertebrae

off Sikayab-Bukana, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines (only types) [31278]

Size / Weight / Age
50 cm TL (only types) [31278]

marine; depth 500 m (only types) [31278]

Teeth with mainly three cusps; strong central cusp flanked by well developed lateral cusp about one-half length of central cusp; in about 50 rows in upper and lower jaws. [31278]

shark-references Species-ID=16376;