Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes
(Ground sharks) > Pentanchidae
Etymology: Galeus: galeos, a small shark or dogfish according to Aristotle and others. (See ETYFish); atlanticus: -icus (L.), belonging to: eastern Atlantic Ocean, where it occurs. (See ETYFish).
More on author: Vaillant.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 540 m (Ref. 26282). Deep-water
Eastern Central Atlantic: off Cape Spartel, northwest coast of Morocco.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 41.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91095)
Type specimen taken from a depth of 540 m (Ref. 26282).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Compagno, L.J.V., 1999. Checklist of living elasmobranchs. p. 471-498. In W.C. Hamlett (ed.) Sharks, skates, and rays: the biology of elasmobranch fishes. Johns Hopkins University Press, Maryland. (Ref. 35766)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00282 (0.00185 - 0.00429), b=3.02 (2.90 - 3.14), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 11.3 [2.0, 73.7] mg/100g; Iron = 0.358 [0.076, 1.229] mg/100g; Protein = 16.9 [13.7, 20.0] %; Omega3 = 0.214 [0.085, 0.516] g/100g; Selenium = 6.36 [2.02, 19.24] μg/100g; VitaminA = 22.6 [4.8, 108.6] μg/100g; Zinc = 0.432 [0.201, 0.833] mg/100g (wet weight);