Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Chondrichthyes Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae

Scientific Name: Figaro striatus
Species Authority: Gledhill, Last & White, 2008
Common Name(s):
English Northern Sawtail Shark
Galeus striatus

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Kyne, P.M. & Cavanagh, R.D. (SSG Australia & Oceania Regional Workshop, March 2003)
Reviewer(s): Shark Specialist Group Australia & Oceania Regional Group (Shark Red List Authority)
An undescribed, little-known catshark recorded from a narrow distributional and bathymetric range off northeastern Australia (Queensland). There is nothing known of its biology and little fishing effort in its area of occurrence. No information available to assess the species beyond Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was designated as Galeus sp. B in Last and Stevens (1994). Relationship between this species and Galeus boardmani from southern Australia needs to be assessed.

Endemic to Australia. Recorded from off northeastern Australia (Queensland) between Rockhampton and Townsville. Distribution little understood, may be more widely distributed off northeastern Australia.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Queensland)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population: No information on populations. Limited range may form a single population.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Demersal on the continental slope in depths of 310 to 420 m. Maximum size at least 41 cm total length (TL). Males reported to mature at 38 cm TL. Nothing else known of its biology.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Little fishing effort in area of occurrence. No threats currently apparent.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None. Species needs to be formally described and research conducted into life history.

Citation: Kyne, P.M. & Cavanagh, R.D. (SSG Australia & Oceania Regional Workshop, March 2003). 2003. Figaro striatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T42711A10746406. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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