Parascyllium ferrugineum


Rusty carpetshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Orectolobiformes Parascylliidae

Reference of the original description
MCCULLOCH, A.R. (1911)
Report on some fishes obtained by the F.I.S. ENDEAVOUR on the coasts of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South and southwestern Australia. Part I. Biological Results Endeavour, 1 (1): 1–87, figs 1–20, pls 1–16

Images of the original description (synonym)
Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Parascyllium ferrigineum, Parascyllium multimaculatum, Parascyllium (Neoparascyllium) multimaculatum

Parascyllium ferrugineum
Holotype: AMS: E.4604;
Parascyllium multimaculatum
Holotype: QVM: 1993.5.0002 (old: HT983);

Description :

Citation: Parascyllium ferrugineum MCCULLOCH, 1911: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2018

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Parascyllium ferrugineum MCCULLOCH, 1911, © FAO,
Common names
spa Alfombrera mohosa, fra \(T\) Requin carpette roux, eng Rusty carpet shark, eng Rusty carpetshark, eng Rusty catshark, eng Rusty shark, eng Spotted shark, eng Tasmanian carpet shark, eng Tasmanian spotted cat shark, eng Tasmanian spotted shark

Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to Australia. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154).

Size / Weight / Age
80.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [1388])

demersal; marine; depth range 5 - 150 m [1388]

shark-references Species-ID=4705;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)