Parascyllium sparsimaculatum

GOTO & LAST, 2002

Classification: Elasmobranchii Orectolobiformes Parascylliidae

Reference of the original description
GOTO, T. & LAST, P.R. (2002)
A new parascylliid species, Parascyllium sparsimaculatum, from Western Australia (Elasmobranchii: Orectolobiformes). Ichthyological Research, 49 (1): 15–20

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Parascyllium sparsimaculata

Parascyllium sparsimaculatum
Holotype: CSIRO: H 2269.02; Paratype: CSIRO: H 2360.02; CSIRO: H 2360.01;

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Citation: Parascyllium sparsimaculatum GOTO & LAST, 2002: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2019

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Common names
eng Ginger carpetshark

Short Description
Body yellowish-brown with relatively few, large, diffuse-edged, rusty-brown spots; collar-like saddle over gill region extremely faint. Head relatively large (length greater than 16% TL). Eyes large (horizontal diameter >11% HL). Pectoral fin large, anterior margin at least 10% TL. Dorsal fins relatively tall, erect with angular apices. Upper jaw with 43-49 teeth rows. Differs from P. ferrugineum and the more heavily spotted "P. multimaculatum" morph by having a larger eye (versus

Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia.

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

Size / Weight / Age
78.1 cm TL (female)

demersal; marine; depth range 204 - 245 m (Ref. 41629)

shark-references Species-ID=4709;