Saturday, December 10, 2016

[Ichthyology • 2016] Galeus corriganae • A New Species of Deepwater Catshark (Carcharhiniformes: Pentanchidae) from Papua New Guinea


Galeus corriganae 
White, Mana & Naylor, 2016

Abstract

A new species of catshark, provisionally placed in the genus Galeus, is described from Papua New Guinea based on 7 specimens collected during recent deepwater surveys of the region. The new species, Galeus corriganae, is closest to G. priapus from New Caledonia and G. gracilis from northwestern Australia but differs in several morphological characters. A reclassification of the catshark groups is required to revise the familial and generic arrangement of the group.

Keywords: Pisces, Galeus, catshark, new species, Papua New Guinea, Pentanchidae





William T. White, Ralph R. Mana and Gavin 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. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4205.3.5

Introducing Corrigan's Catshark - Galeus corriganae - a new catshark from Papua New Guinea named after Dr Shannon Corrigan @CTOL_Project  twitter.com/WillWhitesharks/status/806291117901651968



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