Cirrhoscyllium formosanum

Teng, 1959

Taiwan saddled carpetshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Orectolobiformes Parascylliidae

Reference of the original description
Teng, H.-T. (1959)
Studies on the elasmobranch fishes from Formosa. Part 3. A new species of shark of the genus Cirrhoscyllium from Kao-hsiung, Formosa. Reports of the Laboratory of Fishery Biology of the Taiwan Fisheries Research Institute, 7, 1–5

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Cirrhoscyllium formosanum Teng, 1959

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Cirrhoscyllium formasanum, Nebrius formosanum

Cirrhoscyllium formosanum
Holotype: TFRI: 3574; Paratype: TFRI: 3577; TFRI: 3578; TFRI: 3579; TFRI: 3580; TFRI: 3581; TFRI: 3582; TFRI: 3583; TFRI: 3584; TFRI: 3585; TFRI: 3586; TFRI: 3576;

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Citation: Cirrhoscyllium formosanum Teng, 1959: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 08/2022

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Cirrhoscyllium formosanum Teng, 1959, © FAO,
Common names
spa Alfombrera de Taiwan, fra \(T\) Requin carpette chin, fra \(T\) Requin-carpette chin, eng Taiwan saddled carpet shark, eng Taiwan saddled carpetshark

Northwest Pacific: Taiwan. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733].

Size / Weight / Age
39.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [518])

demersal; marine; depth range ? - 110 m [518]

shark-references Species-ID=1470;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Pentaloculum hoi Eudy, Caira & Jensen, 2019 [27335]