Galeus nipponensis

Nakaya, 1975

Broadfin sawtail catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Nakaya, K. (1975)
Taxonomy, comparative anatomy and phylogeny of Japanese catsharks, Scyliorhinidae. Memoirs of the Faculty of Fishery of the Hokkaido University, 23, 1–94

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Galeus nipponensis
Holotype: HUMZ: 40012; Paratype: HUMZ: 40011; HUMZ: 40016; HUMZ: 40002; HUMZ: 40004; HUMZ: 40008; HUMZ: 40000; HUMZ: 39975; HUMZ: 39972; HUMZ: 39971; HUMZ: 39968; HUMZ: 39963;

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Citation: Galeus nipponensis Nakaya, 1975: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Common names
spa Pintarroja nipona, fra \(T\) Chien planeur, eng Broadfin sawtail cat shark, eng Broadfin sawtail catshark

Northwest Pacific: China (Ref. 47946), Japan [517] and the Kyushu-Palau Ridge (Ref. 559). Source:

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733].

Size / Weight / Age
70.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 559))

bathydemersal; marine

shark-references Species-ID=2445;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Thaumastognathia bicorniger Ota, Kurashima & Horie, 2022 [30445]