Galeus gracilis

Compagno & Stevens, 1993

Slender sawtail catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Compagno, L.J.V. & Stevens, J.D. (1993)
Galeus gracilis n. sp., a new sawtail catshark from Australia, with comments on the systematics of the genus Galeus Rafinesque, 1810 (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae). Records of the Australian Museum, 45(2), 171–194

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Galeus gracilis
Holotype: CSIRO: H 1208-01 ; Paratype: CSIRO: CA 4478; CSIRO: CA 3304; CSIRO: CA 4477;

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Citation: Galeus gracilis Compagno & Stevens, 1993: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Common names
eng Slender sawtail cat shark, eng Slender sawtail catshark, eng Slender sawtail shark

Short Description
Bold saddle markings on body and precaudal tail, but without dark markings on the terminal and hypural caudal-fin lobes [16823].

Indo-West Pacific: northern Australia.

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Occurs on the continental slope (Ref. 75154).

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

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 290 - 470 m [16823]

shark-references Species-ID=2430;