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 Saddle carpetshark (Cirrhoscyllium japonicum)

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 Photo

Saddle carpetshark
No image of Saddle 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 japonicum
German: Sattel-Teppichhai
English: Saddle carpetshark
French: Requin carpette chat
Spanish: Alfombrera japonesa


 Appearance

Elongated body, with a relatively long and narrow pointed snout. 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 well behind free rear ends of pelvic fins. Origin of second dorsal fin slightly before insertion of anal fin.

 Coloration

Nine dark saddles over trunk, preduncle and caudal tail.

 Distribution

Western North Pacific: Japan.

 Biology

Little-known.

 Feeding

Unknown, most likely invertebrates.

 Size

Maximum length about 50 cm.

 Reproduction

Unknown, most likely 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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