Barbelthroat carpetshark

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Barbelthroat carpetshark
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Parascylliidae
Genus: Cirrhoscyllium
Species: C. expolitum
Binomial name
Cirrhoscyllium expolitum
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Range of barbelthroat carpetshark (in blue)

The barbelthroat carpetshark (Cirrhoscyllium expolitum) is a carpetshark of the family Parascylliidae found in the South China Sea between Luzon in the Philippines and China, between latitudes 23°N and 10°N, at depths between 180 and 190 m. Its length is up to 34 cm.

Reproduction is oviparous.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Cirrhoscyllium expolitum" in FishBase. July 2006 version.
  • Compagno, Dando, & Fowler, Sharks of the World, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 2005 ISBN 0-691-12072-2