Ginger Carpetshark, Parascyllium sparsimaculatum Goto & Last 2002


Other Names: Ginger Carpet Shark

A Ginger Carpetshark, Parascyllium sparsimaculatum. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A rare yellowish-brown catshark with few relatively large, diffuse-edged, rusty-brown spots, and a faint collar-like saddle over the gill region.

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Parascyllium sparsimaculatum in Fishes of Australia, accessed 11 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/3289

Ginger Carpetshark, Parascyllium sparsimaculatum Goto & Last 2002

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Distribution

Endemic to south-western Western Australika, from off Fremantle to Cape Leeuwin.

Features

 Head relatively large (length greater than 16% of TL); eye large (horizontal diameter of eye greater than 11% of HL); pectoral fin large (anterior margin more than 10% of TL); dorsal fins relatively tall, erect with angular apices; teeth in 43–49 rows on upper jaw.

Etymology

The specific name sparsimaculatum is from Latin (= sparse spots) in reference to the colour pattern with relatively fewer and larger spots on the body than other species in the genus Parascyllium.

Species Citation

Parascyllium sparsimaculatum Goto & Last 2002, Ichthyol. Res. 49: 15, figs 1, 2. Type locality: off Cape Leeuwin, WA [34°56´S, 114°59´E]. 

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Ginger Carpetshark, Parascyllium sparsimaculatum Goto & Last 2002

References


Compagno, L.J.V. 2001. Sharks of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks (Heterodontiformes, Lamniformes and Orectolobiformes). Rome : FAO, FAO Species Catalogue for Fisheries Purposes No. 1 Vol. 2 269 pp. (as Parascyllium sp. A)

Compagno, L.J.V., Dando, M. & Fowler, S. 2005. A Field Guide to the Sharks of the World. London : Collins 368 pp. 

Goto, T. & Last, P.R. 2002. A new parascylliid species, Parascyllium sparsimaculatum, from Western Australia (Elasmobranchii: Orectolobiformes). Ichthyological Research 49: 15-20 PDF available, open access

Heupel, M.R. 2015. Parascyllium sparsimaculatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T41843A68640026. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T41843A68640026.en. Downloaded on 16 January 2018.

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Canberra : CSIRO Australia 513 pp. 84 pls. (as Parascyllium sp. A)

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 2008. Parascyllium elongatum sp. nov, a new collared carpetshark (Orectolobiformes: Parascylliidae) from southwestern Australia. pp. 35-38 in Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Pogonoski, J.J. (eds). Descriptions of new Australian chondrichthyans. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper No. 022: 1-358.

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Collingwood : CSIRO Publishing Australia 2, 550 pp.

Weigmann, S. 2016. Annotated checklist of the living sharks, batoids and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes) of the world, with a focus on biogeographical diversity. Journal of Fish Biology 88(3): 837-1037 See ref online Open access

White, W. 2008. Shark Families Heterodontidae to Pristiophoridae. pp. 32-100 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37013018

Conservation:IUCN Data Deficient

Depth:205-245 m

Max Size:78 cm TL

Native:Endemic

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