T. Goto & Last, 2002
|Range of ginger carpetshark (in blue)|
The ginger carpetshark (Parascyllium sparsimaculatum) is a species of carpetshark of the family Parascylliidae endemic to the waters off western Australia. It is a small fish at only 78.1 cm (2.56 ft) TL in length in females and harmless to humans. Its depth range is 204–245 m (669–804 ft) on the upper continental shelf. It is known from only three specimens, and so biological and population data are lacking. It is likely not under threat due to its depth range, but its limited range may make it vulnerable to fishing. Reproduction is oviparous and embryos feed solely on yolk.
- Compagno, Dando, & Fowler, Sharks of the World, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 2005 ISBN 0-691-12072-2
- Media related to Parascyllium sparsimaculatum at Wikimedia Commons
- Data related to Parascyllium sparsimaculatum at Wikispecies
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