Beige catshark

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Beige catshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Parmaturus
Species: P. bigus
Binomial name
Parmaturus bigus
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Recently, a number of both male and female specimens (unpublished data) were captured in the waters off New Zealand, at the edge of the EEZ (exclusive economic zone).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. The reproduction is of this catshark is oviparous.

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  1. ^ Kyne, P.M.; Cavanagh, R.D.; Valenti, S.V. (2003). "Parmaturus bigus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature.