Galeus sauteri

(Jordan & Richardson, 1909)

Blacktip sawtail catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Jordan, D.S. & Richardson, R.E. (1909)
A catalogue of the fishes of the island of Formosa, or Taiwan, based on the collections of Dr. Hans Sauter. Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum, 4(4), 159–204

Image of the original description

Pristurus sauteri valid as: Galeus sauteri (Jordan & Richardson, 1909)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Pristiurus sauteri

Galeus sauteri
Holotype: FMNH: 55193; Paratype: FMNH: 55194; SU: 21261;

Description :

Citation: Galeus sauteri (Jordan & Richardson, 1909): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Common names
spa Pintarroja rabonegro, fra \(T\) Chien lime, eng Blacktip sawtail cat shark, eng Blacktip sawtail catshark

Short Description
Dorsal and sometimes upper and lower caudal-fin lobes with prominent black tips [16823].

Western Pacific: Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines. Source:

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

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

Size / Weight / Age
38.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 45 cm TL (female)

demersal; marine; depth range 60 - 90 m [517]

shark-references Species-ID=2450;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Nakayacestus tanyderus Caira, Kuchta & Desjardins, 2010 [17720]