Galeus corriganae


Corrigan’s Catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
WHITE, W.T. & MANA, R.R. & NAYLOR, G.J.P. (2016)
Galeus corriganae sp. nov., a new species of deepwater catshark (Carcharhiniformes: Pentanchidae) from Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa, 4205 (3): 255–264

Galeus corriganae
Holotype: NTUM: 10171; Paratype: ASIZ: unregistered (field code CP 3708-5); NTUM: 10321; NTUM: 10322; NTUM: 11492; NTUM: 11493;

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Citation: Galeus corriganae WHITE, MANA & NAYLOR, 2016: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2019

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Galeus corriganae WHITE, MANA & NAYLOR, 2016, lateral view of the holotype NTUM 10171) adolescent male 306 mm TL, fresh and preserved © WHITE, MANA & NAYLOR, 2016
Common names
eng Corrigan’s Catshark

Short Description
Original diagnosis after WHITE, MANA & NAYLOR, 2016 [24746]: A small, slender Galeus with the following combination of characters: relatively broad head, interorbital space 7.2–7.8% TL; pelvic–anal space 12.2–13.0% TL; anal fin relatively small, base length 7.8–8.6% TL; anal-fin posterior margin 5.2–6.3% TL; prepectoral length relatively short, about 18.4–21.5% TL; labial furrows moderately long, not confined to mouth corners, uppers 2.2–2.9% TL; enlarged denticle crest of upper caudal fin originating anterior to origin of ventral caudal lobe; denticles on elevated portion of supracaudal crest forming 2–4 central rows of denticles between much larger obliquely positioned lateral rows; no subcaudal crest; anterior margin of pectoral fins black; anterior half of dorsal fins almost entirely dark or dusky; precaudal centra 83–86

off the Madang Province and southwestern West New Britain Province of Papua New Guinea (types) [24746]

Size / Weight / Age
203–372 mm TL (only types) [24746]

marine, deep-water, 500 to 742 m [24746]

Teeth with mainly 5 cusps (rarely 3); cusps adjacent central cusp well developed, almost half length of central cusp; in 60 (63–69) rows in upper jaw; 60 (54–64) rows in lower jaw. [24746]

shark-references Species-ID=14776;