Parascyllium elongatum

LAST & STEVENS, 2008


Elongate carpet shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Orectolobiformes Parascylliidae

Reference of the original description
LAST, P.R. & STEVENS, J.D. (2008)
Parascyllium elongatum sp. nov., a new collared carpetshark (Orectolobiformes: Parascylliidae) from southwestern Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 35–38

Image of the original description

Ventral view of head of Parascyllium elongatum sp. nov., female holotype (CSIRO H 2508–01, 421 mm TL, preserved). In: LAST, P.R. & STEVENS, J.D. (2008): Parascyllium elongatum sp. nov., a new collared carpetshark (Orectolobiformes: Parascylliidae) from southwestern Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 35-38

Types
Parascyllium elongatum
Holotype: CSIRO: H 2508-01;


Description :


Citation: Parascyllium elongatum LAST & STEVENS, 2008: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2018

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Parascyllium elongatum sp. nov., female holotype (CSIRO H 2508–01, 421 mm TL): lateral view (fresh, right side of specimen); dorsal view (preserved). In: LAST, P.R. & STEVENS, J.D. (2008): Parascyllium elongatum sp. nov., a new collared carpetshark (Orectolobiformes: Parascylliidae) from southwestern Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 35-38
Common names
eng Elongate carpet shark

Short Description
This species is characterized by a very long, slender body (depth 18.5 in length); very small head (length less than 13% TL); small eye (eye length less than 8% of head length); small pectoral fins (anterior margin ca. 8% TL); dorsal fins small, low, with narrowly rounded apices; body color greyish with darker bands separated by slightly diagonal, vertical rows of white spots; no dark collar-like marking over gill region [3360].

Distribution
Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia.

Size / Weight / Age
42.1 cm TL (female)

Habitat
benthopelagic; marine; depth range ? - 50 m [3360]

Remarks
64116