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Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810

Blackmouth catshark
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Elasmobranquios (tiburones y rayas) (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Etymology: Galeus: Greek, galeos = a shark (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Rafinesque.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecología

; marino demersal; rango de profundidad 55 - 1873 m (Ref. 55744), usually 150 - 1200 m (Ref. 35388).   Deep-water; 64°N - 14°N, 19°W - 36°E

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Northeast Atlantic: Faeroe Islands and Trondheim, Norway southward to Senegal. Mediterranean Sea.

Length at first maturity / Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm 64.7, range 56 - ? cm
Max length : 75.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 40637); 90.0 cm TL (female); common length : 50.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. ); peso máximo publicado: 1.4 kg (Ref. 40637)

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Depth range is reported at 55m-1200m in Ref. 9996. Found on the outer continental shelves and upper slopes. Feeds mainly on bottom invertebrates, including shrimps and cephalopods, but also on small pelagic bony fishes (lanternfishes) and other small elasmobranchs. Oviparous, with up to 13 eggs present in the oviducts at one time. Individuals from the Ionian Sea apparently reproduces from end of February to September and eggs are laid between 200 and 600 meters (Ref. 87978). Utilized fresh and dried-salted for human consumption, and for leather.

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Oviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449).

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Compagno, Leonard J.V. | Colaboradores

Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 244)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 01 October 2003

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Pesquerías: escaso valor comercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 4.4 - 14.4, mean 10.3 (based on 708 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00257 (0.00214 - 0.00309), b=3.03 (2.98 - 3.08), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resiliencia (Ref. 69278):  Bajo, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo de 4.5-14 años (Fec assumed to be <100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (57 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.