Paragaleus tengi

(Chen, 1963)

Straight-tooth weasel shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Hemigaleidae

Reference of the original description
Chen, J.T.F. (1963)
A review of the sharks of Taiwan. Biological Bulletin Tunghai University Ichthyology Series, 1, 1–102

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Negogaleus tengi

Paragaleus tengi
Syntype: THUP: 1804; THUP: 1802; THUP: 1803; Neotype: NMMB: P6452 (old: THUP 1807);

Description :

Citation: Paragaleus tengi (Chen, 1963): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2024

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Paragaleus tengi (Chen, 1963), © FAO,
Common names
spa Comadreja coluda, fra \(T\) Milandre belette, eng Straight-tooth weasel shark, eng Straighttooth weasel shark

Short Description
Grey or grey-brown above, light below; no prominent markings on body and fins [20050].

Western Pacific: Japan to Viet Nam, including Hong Kong and Taiwan. Report of a record from off Madagascar may be an undescribed Paragaleus which has just recently been collected.

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: not marketed/unknown; price reliability:

Viviparous, placental [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
88.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517])

demersal; marine

shark-references Species-ID=4634;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Ancipirhynchus afossalis Schaeffner, Gasser & Beveridge, 2011 [13664] [21816]