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Ginglymostoma unami  Del Moral-Flores, Ramíz-Antonio, Angulo & Pérez-Ponce de León, 2015

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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Orectolobiformes (Carpet sharks) > Ginglymostomatidae (Nurse sharks)
Etymology: Ginglymostoma: Greek, gynglimos = hinge + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335);  unami: Named derived from the acronym of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Eastern Pacific: endemic in the area, from Mexico (Baja California including Gulf of Mexico) to Peru.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 207 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 113902)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished from G. cirratum by comparing several meristic characters where the distance between the prebanchial and interdorsal regions, and that of the posterior end of the second dorsal fin and the beginning of the caudal lobe, are both shorter; it also differs by the position of the insertion of the first dorsal fin with regard to the pelvic fins and in the form and number of keels on the dermal denticles and teeth morphology (Ref. 113902).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Compagno, Leonard J.V. | Collaborators

Del Moral-Flores, L., E. Ramíz-Antonio, A. Angulo and G. Pérez-Ponce de León, 2015. Ginglymostoma unami sp. nov. (Chondrichthes: Orectolobidae: Ginglomostomidae): una especie nueva de tiburón gata del Pacífico oriental tropical. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 86:48-58. (Ref. 113902)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.8125   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (72 of 100) .