Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes
(Ground sharks) > Pentanchidae
Etymology: Galeus: galeos, a small shark or dogfish according to Aristotle and others. (See ETYFish); sauteri: In honor of German businessman and entomologist Hans Sauter (1871-1943), who collected holotype at a Taiwan fish market. (See ETYFish).
More on authors: Jordan & Richardson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 60 - 90 m (Ref. 244). Deep-water; 25°N - 21°N
Western Pacific: Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 244); 45.0 cm TL (female)
A little-known bottom-dwelling shark found on the continental shelves (Ref. 11146). Possibly at depths greater than 90 m (Ref. 244).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449).
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. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
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