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Elongate carpet shark

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Elongate carpet shark
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Parascylliidae
Genus: Parascyllium
Species: P. elongatum
Binomial name
Parascyllium elongatum
Last & Stevens, 2008

The elongate carpet shark (Parascyllium elongatum) is a species of carpetshark in the family Parascylliidae. It is known from a single female specimen 42.1 cm (16.6 in) long, recovered from the stomach of a school shark (Galeorhinus galeus) caught from a depth of 50 m (160 ft) off Chatham Island, Western Australia. It was described by P.R. Last and J.D. Stevens in 2008.[2][3]


  1. ^ Heard, M. & Huveneers, C. (2015). "Parascyllium elongatum". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015: e.T195440A68639837. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T195440A68639837.en. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  2. ^ Last, P.R.; Stevens, J. D. (2008). "Parascyllium elongatum sp. nov., a new collared carpetshark (Orectolobiformes: Parascylliidae) from southwestern Australia". CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. 22: 35–38.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). "Parascyllium elongatum" in FishBase. January 2017 version.

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