Galeus mincaronei

SOTO, 2001

Southern sawtail catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
SOTO, J.M.R. (2001)
Galeus mincaronei sp. nov. (Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae), a new species of sawtail catshark from southern Brazil. Mare Magnum, 1 (1): 11–18.

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Galeus mincaronei
Holotype: MOVI: 147; Paratype: MOVI: 146; MOVI: 91; MOVI: 90;

Description :

Citation: Galeus mincaronei SOTO, 2001: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2019

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Common names
eng Southern sawtail catshark, por Tubarão-cauda-de-serra-do-sul

Short Description
Diagnosis: Distinguished by the following characters (vs. Galeus antillensis): shorter prepectoral length 16.1%-18.6% (vs. 19.4-21.8%); smaller pectoral anterior margin (8.9-10.1% (vs. 10.2-12.7%); smaller pectoral posterior margin 7.4-8.5% (vs. 8.8-11.6%); and fewer number of diplospondylous vertebrae 35-36, n=3 (vs. 39-78, n=4) (Ref. 56495).

Southwest Atlantic: southern Brazil.

Species is oviparous with a single encapsulated egg (Ref. 56495).

Size / Weight / Age
40.4 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 56495)); 38.8 cm TL (female)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 430 - 430 m (Ref. 56495)

shark-references Species-ID=2441;