Iago garricki Fourmanoir & Rivaton, 1979
Longnose houndshark
photo by FAO

Family:  Triakidae (Houndsharks), subfamily: Galeorhininae
Max. size:  75 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 250 - 475 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Australia (including Western Australia, Ref. 6871), Vanuatu, and the Philippines (Ref. 47737),
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 0-0
Biology:  A little-known tropical shark found on the uppermost insular slopes (Ref. 13563) at depths of 250-475 m (Ref.58048). Feeds on cephalopods (Ref. 244). Viviparous, placental (Ref. 50449). Caught irregularly by the small-scale demersal longline fisheries operating in deepwater. Utilized for its meat and fins, but of limited value due to its small size (Ref.58048).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 May 2015 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Wiethüchter, Anita - 15.02.08
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 24.03.94

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