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 Collared carpetshark (Parascyllium collare)

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 Photo

Collared carpetshark
No image of Collared 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: Parascyllium (Parascyllium)


 Name

Scientific: Parascyllium collare
German: Kragenband-Teppichhai
English: Collared carpetshark
French: Requin carpette a collarette
Spanish: Alfombrera collareja


 Appearance

Long body, with a relatively short, thick and broadly rounded snout. Narrow head, with slitlike eyes. No barbles on throat. Two equal-sized dorsal fins. Origin of first dorsal fin over the end of the free rear ends of the pelvic fins. Origin of the second dorsal fin over the insertion of the anal fin.

 Coloration

Light yellowish to reddish brown. Six to eight dusky sattles on trunk, peduncle or tail. Very prominent dark, unspotted collar around the gills.. Large, dark brown spots scattered over entire body (sides and fins, not on pectorals).

 Distribution

Western South Pacific: Australia (New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania).

 Biology

A little-known species. Common. Lives over the continental shelf, mainly around rocks, reefs and firm bottoms. Found from 18m down to 156m. Seems to be most common between 55 and about 130 m.

 Feeding

Feeds most likely on invertebrates, and probably small fishes too.

 Size

Maximum size about 87 cm.

 Reproduction

Oviparous (lays eggs). Males reach maturity at about 80 cm, females at 85 cm.

 Similar Species

The color pattern of this species is very distinctive.

 Endangerment

Status in the IUCN Red List:


No Entry found in Red List.


 Danger to Humans

Harmless.



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