Parascyllium variolatum

(Duméril, 1853)

Necklace carpetshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Orectolobiformes Parascylliidae

Reference of the original description
Dumeril, A.H.A. (1853)
Monographie de la tribu des Scylliens ou Roussettes (poissons plagiostomes) comprenant deux espèces nouvelles. Revue et Magasin de Zoologie Pure et Appliquée, (serie 2) 5: 8–25, 73–87,119–130, pl.

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Parascyllium variolatum (Duméril, 1853)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Hemiscyllium variolatum, Parascyllium nuchale, Parascyllium nuchalis

Parascyllium variolatum
Holotype: MNHN: 1004
Parascyllium nuchalis
Holotype: NMV: ? (apparently lost). Syntype: AMS: A.10582; AMS: A.10582.001;

Description :

Citation: Parascyllium variolatum (Duméril, 1853): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2024

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Common names
spa Alfombrera colarina, fra \(T\) Requin carpette à collier, fra \(T\) Requin-carpette à collier, eng Aried cat shark, eng Necklace carpet shark, eng Necklace carpetshark, eng Ring-necked catshark, eng Southern catshark, eng Varied carpet shark, eng Varied carpetshark, eng Varied catshark

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
91.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [518])

demersal; marine; depth range ? - 180 m [1388]

shark-references Species-ID=4710;