Saddle carpetshark

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Saddle carpetshark
Cirrhoscyllium japonicum nagoya.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Parascylliidae
Genus: Cirrhoscyllium
Species: C. japonicum
Binomial name
Cirrhoscyllium japonicum
Kamohara, 1943
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Range of saddle carpetshark (in blue)

The saddle carpetshark, Cirrhoscyllium japonicum, is a carpet shark of the family Parascylliidae found around Japan, between latitudes 35°N and 24°N, at depths between 250 and 290 m (820 and 950 ft). The saddle carpetshark is known to grow up to 49 cm (19 in) in length, and it is an oviparous.

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