Galeus polli

CADENAT, 1959


African sawtail catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
CADENAT, J. (1959)
Notes d'ichtyologie ouest-africaine. XX. Galeus polli espèce nouvelle ovovivipare de Scylliorhinidae. Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire (A), 21 (1): 395–409

Image of the original description
Image in copyright.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Pristiurus polli

Types
Galeus polli
Syntype: MNHN: 1959-0044 MNHN: 1959-0045


Description :


Citation: Galeus polli CADENAT, 1959: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2019

Please send your images of "Galeus polli" to info@shark-references.com

Galeus polli CADENAT, 1959, © FAO, www.fish-base.org
Common names
spa Golayo, spa Pintarroja africana, fra \(T\) Chien espagnol, fra \(T\) Chien râpe, eng African sawtail cat shark, eng African sawtail catshark

Short Description
A long-nosed, dwarf catshark with a narrow head, large eyes, and small labial furrows; upper caudal fin margin with prominent crest of enlarged sawtooth-like denticles [536]. Pale brown, paler ventrally; juveniles have dark saddles that become less prominent in adults (Ref. 5510).

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: southern Morocco to Namibia. Source: www.gbif.org

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

Biology
Eggs are sometimes fertilized internally by accident via close apposition of gonopores in otherwise oviparous fishes and may be retained within the female"quot;s body and complete some of the early stages of embryonic development. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Bears up to 12 young [536], size at birth 11-12 cm (Ref. 5510). Found on the outermost shelf and upper slope. Feeds mainly on small bony fish, including lanternfish, hakes, grenadiers, rockfish and lightfish, also squid and crustaceans.

Size / Weight / Age
45.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [536])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 200 - 720 m [517], usually 300 - 500 m (Ref. 9996)

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=2447;