Gecko Catshark

About the Gecko Catshark

Galeus eastmani 

Gecko catshark


The Gecko catshark is a ground sharks found in the Western Pacific off of Japan and the East China Sea, it is also possibly found in Vietnam and in the Philippines. This species is little-known, but very common shark, found in deep water near the bottom.


The Gecko catshark is a very small shark that resembles a gecko with markings on its body and with dark markings on the fins. The maximum length of this species is at least 40 cm and might be able to reach 50 cm.


The Gecko catshark is oviparous. A  single egg laid per litter with embryos feeding solely on yolk. Maturity of a Gecko catshark is a range of 36 Р37 cm.


The Gecko catshark is a marine species in bathydemersal, deep waters.


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Scientific Name Galeus eastmani
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
CitesNot Listed
IUCNLeast Concern
Litter Size 1
Common Length 40.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range Deep-water
DistributionWestern Central Pacific
EnvironmentBathydemersal, Pelagic