Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes
(Ground sharks) > Pentanchidae
(Deepwater catsharks) > Galaxiinae
Etymology: Galeus: Greek, galeos = a shark (Ref. 45335); corriganae: Named for Dr Shannon Corrigan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 500 - 742 m (Ref. 116735). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: Papua New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 37.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116735); 27.8 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This small and slender species is distinguished by the following characters: head relatively broad; interorbital space 7.2-7.8% TL; pelvic-anal space 12.2-13.0% TL; relatively small anal fin with base length 7.8-8.6% TL; anal-fin posterior margin 5.2-6.3% TL; relatively short prepectoral length, about 18.4-21.5% TL; labial furrows are moderately long, not confined to mouth corners, uppers 2.2-2.9% TL; enlarged denticle crest of upper caudal fin originating anterior to origin of ventral caudal lobe; with denticles on elevated portion of supracaudal crest forming 2-4 central rows of denticles between much larger obliquely positioned lateral rows; subcaudal crest absent; colour of anterior margin of pectoral fins black; anterior half of dorsal fins almost entirely dark or dusky; precaudal centra 83-86 (Ref. 116735).
Size vary with 3 juveniles at 20.3-27.1 cm TL, 4 adolescent males at 28.2-37.2 cm TL and a single female 27.8 cm TL (Ref. 116735).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
White, W.T., R.R. Mana and G.J.P. Naylor, 2016. Galeus corriganae sp. nov., a new species of deepwater catshark (Carcharhiniformes: Pentanchidae) from Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa 4205(3):255-264. (Ref. 116735)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .