Deutsche Seiten  
 Home  Preservation  Information  Foundation  Projects  Exhibit *  Database  Galleries  Links  Shark Info 
 * Search   Distribution   Phylogenetic Tree   Orders   Red List   Endangered Sharks  Sitemap  Sitemap 

 Saddle carpetshark (Cirrhoscyllium japonicum)

> Photo
> Range Map
> Systematics
> Name
> Appearance
> Coloration
> Distribution
> Biology
> Feeding
> Size
> Reproduction
> Similar Species
> Endangerment
> Danger to Humans


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

Earth Map


Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata)

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


Scientific: Cirrhoscyllium japonicum
German: Sattel-Teppichhai
English: Saddle carpetshark
French: Requin carpette chat
Spanish: Alfombrera japonesa


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.


Nine dark saddles over trunk, preduncle and caudal tail.


Western North Pacific: Japan.




Unknown, most likely invertebrates.


Maximum length about 50 cm.


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.


Status in the IUCN Red List:

No Entry found in Red List.

 Danger to Humans


 ^  Top |  Home  Preservation  Information  Foundation  Projects  Exhibit *  Database  Galleries  Links  Shark Info 
© 2018 - 2018 Shark Foundation / Hai-Stiftung Last updated: 18/10/03 10:54 / Webmaster