Collar Carpetshark, Parascyllium collare Ramsay & Ogilby 1888

Other Names: Collared Carpet Shark, Collared Carpetshark, Collared Cat Shark, Collared Catshark

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Collar Carpetshark, Parascyllium collare Ramsay & Ogilby 1888

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Mooloolaba, southern Queensland, to Gabo Island, eastern Victoria. Inhabits rocky areas along the continental shelf at depths of 20 to 175 m, possibly to 230 m.


Taken mainly as bycatch in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery. This species is rarely caught in the Queensland East Coast Trawl Fishery. 

Species Citation

Parascyllium collare Ramsay & Ogilby 1888, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 2 3(3): 1310. Type locality: off Port Jackson, NSW.


Bray, D.J. 2021


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Collar Carpetshark, Parascyllium collare Ramsay & Ogilby 1888


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Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37013002

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:20-175 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:85 cm TL


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