Ginglymostoma unami

DEL MORAL-FLORES, RAMÍREZ-ANTONIO, ANGULO & PÉREZ-PONCE DE LEÓN, 2015



Classification: Elasmobranchii Orectolobiformes Ginglymostomatidae

Reference of the original description
DEL MORAL-FLORES, L.F. & RAMÍREZ-ANTONIO, E. & ANGULO, A. & PÉREZ-PONCE DE LEÓN, G. (2015)
Ginglymostoma unami sp. nov. (Chondrichthyes: Orectolobiformes: Ginglymostomatidae): una especie nueva de tiburón gata del Pacífico oriental tropical. [Ginglymostoma unami sp. nov. (Chondrichthyes: Orectolobiformes: Ginglymostomatidae): a new species of nurse shark from the Tropical Eastern Pacific]. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, 86: 48–58

Image of the original description

Ginglymostoma unami sp. nov., embryo (CPFES-I-155, 26.6 cm LT): A: lateral; B: dorsal; C: ventral. In: DEL MORAL-FLORES, L.F. & RAMÍREZ-ANTONIO, E. & ANGULO, A. & PÉREZ-PONCE DE LEÓN, G. 2015 Ginglymostoma unami sp. nov. (Chondrichthyes: Orectolobiformes: Ginglymostomatidae): una especie nueva de tiburón gata del Pacífico oriental tropical. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, 86: 48-58

Types
Ginglymostoma unami
Holotype: CNP-IBUNAM: 18850; Paratype: CNP-IBUNAM: 9492; UCR: 3011-01; UCR: 0880-1; UCR: 0025-16; UCR: 0200-23; UNAM: CPFES-I-155;


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Citation: Ginglymostoma unami DEL MORAL-FLORES, RAMÍREZ-ANTONIO, ANGULO & PÉREZ-PONCE DE LEÓN, 2015: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 09/2019

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Ginglymostoma unami sp. nov., holotype, male (CNPE-IBUNAM 18850, 155.7 cm LT); image by Luis Fernando del Moral-Flores
Short Description
medium size (close to 300 cm TL), Ginglymostoma unami differ from G. cirratum by the distance between the prebanchial and interdorsal regions, and the distance between posterior end of the second dorsal fin and the beginning of the caudal lobe (both being shorter); the new species also differs by the position of the insertion of the first dorsal fin with regard to the pelvic fins and in the form and number of keels on the dermal denticles (with 5-6 keels) and teeth morphology (high central cusp, 4 or more pairs of lateral cusps), teeth formula: 27 to 30, 33 to 35 [22434]

Distribution
endemic, from the south western coast of Baja California, Mexico, to Peru, including the Gulf of California [22434]

Size / Weight / Age
TL Max (types): 2080 mm TL, TL Min (embryo, types) 266 mm TL [22434]

Habitat
marine; depth range: shallow water, 0-7 m (types) [22434]

Dentition
teeth are small, have a central cusp and 4 or more pairs of lateral cusps, upper jaw: 13-15 − 1 − 13-15, lower jaw: 16-18 − 16-18 [22434]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=14328;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda
  • Pedibothrium brevispine LINTON, 1909 [22434]
  • Pedibothrium manteri CAIRA, 1992 [22434]