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Family: Pseudotriakidae False catsharks



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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 109.2 cm TL
Gollum attenuatus (Garrick, 1954)

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Gollum attenuatus
[Slender smooth-hound]



Known only from off Palaw
Max. Length 58.5 cm SL
Gollum suluensis Last & Gaudiano, 2011

Photo by Photo by Last, P.R./Gaudiano, J.P.
 
Gollum suluensis
[Sulu Gollumshark]
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Max. Length 64 cm TL

 
Planonasus indicus
[Eastern dwarf false catshark]



Northwestern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 53.4 cm TL
Planonasus parini Weigmann, Stehmann & Thiel, 2013

Photo by Photo by Weigmann, S.
 
Planonasus parini
[Dwarf False Catshark]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 295 cm TL
Pseudotriakis microdon de Brito Capello, 1868

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Pseudotriakis microdon
[False catshark]



5 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gollum attenuatus Slender smooth-hound Southwest Pacific 109.2 TL 1954
Gollum suluensis Sulu Gollumshark Known only from off Palaw 58.5 SL 2011
Planonasus indicus Eastern dwarf false catshark Indian Ocean 64 TL 2018
Planonasus parini Dwarf False Catshark Northwestern Indian Ocean 53.4 TL 2013
Pseudotriakis microdon False catshark Western Atlantic 295 TL 1868



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