Séret & Last, 2007
The beige catshark, Parmaturus bigus, is a cat shark of the family Scyliorhinidae, The first recorded specimen was a female recorded off the coast of Queensland, Australia around Lord Howe Island. Its length was 72 cm.
Recently, a number of specimens both male and female (unpublished data) were captured in New Zealand waters at the edge of the EEZ (exclusive economic zone). To date, very little is known about the ecology of this species. Scientists are currently studying the sensory systems of this catshark in order to reveal information about its ecology and ultimately behaviour.
Reproduction is oviparous.