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 Barblethroat carpetshark (Cirrhoscyllium expolitum)

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 Photo

Barblethroat carpetshark
No image of Barblethroat carpetshark found in the Shark Database
 Range Map

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 Systematics

Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata)

Class: Carlilagenous Fishes (Chondrichthyes)
  Order: Carpetsharks (Orectolobiformes)
    Family: Collared carpetsharks (Parascyllidae)
      Genus: Cirrhoscyllium (Cirrhoscyllium)


 Name

Scientific: Cirrhoscyllium expolitum
German: Bartel-Teppichhai
English: Barblethroat carpetshark
French: Requin carpette a moustache
Spanish: Alfonbrera barbuda


 Appearance

Very small and slender shark. Mouth is positioned ahead of the eyes. Barbels on throat present, as are spiracles. Origin of first dorsal fin over pelvic free rear tips.

 Coloration

Back, tail, and caudal fin with about 10 dark saddles.

 Distribution

Western Pacific: China and Philippines.

 Biology

Little-known species. Lives close to the bottom over the continental shelf, down to a depth of about 180 m.

 Feeding

Unknown.

 Size

Probably between 30 cm and 40 cm.

 Reproduction

Probably aplacental viviparous (ovoviviparous).

 Similar Species

Some species have a similar appearance and taxonomic features have to used to clearly distinguish among them.

 Endangerment

Status in the IUCN Red List:


No Entry found in Red List.


 Danger to Humans

Harmless.



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