Galeus murinus

Author: (Collett, 1904)

Galeus murinus (Collett, 1904)

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Galeus murinus (Collett, 1904) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: snout, viewed from above, relatively broad and blunt. Anal fin moderately long (about 12% TL), its length greater than the distance between bases of the two dorsal fins and its tip reaching a little past the origin of lower caudal fin lobe. A second caudal crest of enlarged denticles present on the pre-ventral caudal fin margin. Colour: uniformly brown above, lighter below. Size: to at least 63 cm (male).

Habitat: benthic, from upper continental slope at 380-1,200 m. Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: eastern parts of North Atlantic (Iceland, Faroes).