Collared carpetshark

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Collared carpetshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Parascylliidae
Genus: Parascyllium
Species: P. collare
Binomial name
Parascyllium collare
E. P. Ramsay & J. D. Ogilby, 1888
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Range of collared carpetshark (in blue)

The collared carpetshark (Parascyllium collare) is a poorly understood species of carpetshark of the family Parascylliidae endemic to the waters of eastern Australia between latitudes 26°S and 38°S. It is typically found 55–128 m (180–420 ft) in depth near the floor of rocky reefs on the continental shelf, though its depth range can extend between 20 and 230 m (66 and 755 ft). At a maximum length of only 85 cm (2.79 ft), it poses no threat to humans.[2] It is common within its range and is not targeted species. This, combined with high survival rates after discardment and a significant portion of habitat untouched by fishing are why it is listed as Least Concern by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).[1] Reproduction is oviparous and embryos feed solely on yolk.[2]


  1. ^ a b Sherman, C. S.; Heupel, M. R. (2015). "Parascyllium collare". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). "Parascyllium collare" in FishBase. January 2017 version.

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