The galaxy is present on DSS2 and PanStarrs plates (see Aladin screenshot) – I don’t think it is IFN – it’s a UV source, which seems unlikely for cold dust/gas.
There’s quite a lot of galaxies that don’t appear in “standard” catalogues (and you do sometimes wonder how it was missed when others weren’t) – I think the GALEXASC reference is as good as you’re going to get here. It does look like a small, but interesting galaxy – possibly irregular or interacting? – the PanStarrs data (attached) is maybe clearest, but even then, it’s not enough to get a clear view as it were.
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