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 Taiwan saddled carpetshark (Cirrhoscyllium formosanum)

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 Photo

Taiwan saddled carpetshark
No image of Taiwan saddled carpetshark found in the Shark Database
 Range Map

Earth Map


 Systematics

Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata)

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


 Name

Scientific: Cirrhoscyllium formosanum
German: Taiwanesischer Teppichhai
English: Taiwan saddled carpetshark
French: Requin carpette chin
Spanish: Alfonbrera de Taiwan


 Appearance

Elongated body, with a relatively long, narrow snout, and pointed. Head flattened and broad. Horizontal oval eyes. Barbels on throat. Mouth in front of eyes. No spiracles. Both dorsal fins of same size. Origin of first dorsal fin over free rear ends of pelvic fins. Origin of second dorsal fin above the midbase of anal fin.

 Coloration

Six saddle marks on dorsal surface.

 Distribution

Western North Pacific: Taiwan.

 Biology

A little-known species of the insular shelf, lives down to a depth of about 110 m.

 Feeding

Unknown, but most likely invertebrates.

 Size

Maximum length about 40 cm.

 Reproduction

Possibly oviparous (egg laying).

 Similar Species

Other species have a similar appearance and taxonomic features have to be 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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