Ginglymostoma unami Del Moral-Flores, Ramírez-Antonio, Angulo & Pérez-Ponce de León, 2015

Family:  Ginglymostomatidae (Nurse sharks)
Max. size:  207 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: endemic in the area, from Mexico (Baja California including Gulf of Mexico) to Peru.
Diagnosis:  This species is distinguished from G. cirratum by comparing several meristic characters where the distance between the prebanchial and interdorsal regions, and that of the posterior end of the second dorsal fin and the beginning of the caudal lobe, are both shorter; it also differs by the position of the insertion of the first dorsal fin with regard to the pelvic fins and in the form and number of keels on the dermal denticles and teeth morphology (Ref. 113902).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 08 February 2019 (A2cd) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

Source and more info: For personal, classroom, and other internal use only. Not for publication.