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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae Cat sharks

Genus: Galeus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Galeus antillensis Western Central Atlantic 1979
Galeus arae Roughtail catshark Western Central Atlantic 43 TL 1927
Galeus atlanticus Atlantic sawtail cat shark Eastern Central Atlantic 1888
Galeus cadenati Longfin sawtail cat shark Western Central Atlantic 1966
Galeus corriganae Western Central Pacific 37.2 TL 2016
Galeus eastmani Gecko catshark Western Pacific 40 TL 1904
Galeus gracilis Slender sawtail catshark Indo-West Pacific 34 TL 1993
Galeus longirostris Longnose sawtail cat shark Northwest Pacific 80.3 TL 1987
Galeus melastomus Blackmouth catshark Northeast Atlantic 90 TL 1810
Galeus mincaronei Southern sawtail catshark Southwest Atlantic 40.4 TL 2001
Galeus murinus Mouse catshark Northeast Atlantic 63 TL 1904
Galeus nipponensis Broadfin sawtail catshark Northwest Pacific 70 TL 1975
Galeus piperatus Peppered catshark Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 1966
Galeus polli African sawtail catshark Eastern Atlantic 45 TL 1959
Galeus priapus Pacific Western Central 44.6 TL 2008
Galeus sauteri Blacktip sawtail catshark Western Pacific 45 TL 1909
Galeus schultzi Dwarf sawtail catshark Western Central Pacific 30 TL 1979
Galeus springeri Springer's sawtail cat shark Western Central Atlantic 43.8 TL 1998



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