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 Barblethroat carpetshark (Cirrhoscyllium expolitum)

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Barblethroat carpetshark
No image of Barblethroat carpetshark found in the Shark Database
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Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata)

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


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


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.


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


Western Pacific: China and Philippines.


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




Probably between 30 cm and 40 cm.


Probably aplacental viviparous (ovoviviparous).

 Similar Species

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


Status in the IUCN Red List:

No Entry found in Red List.

 Danger to Humans


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