Ginger carpetshark

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Ginger carpetshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Parascylliidae
Genus: Parascyllium
Species: P. sparsimaculatum
Binomial name
Parascyllium sparsimaculatum
T. Goto & Last, 2002
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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)[2] 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.[1] Reproduction is oviparous and embryos feed solely on yolk.[2]


  1. ^ a b Heupel, M. R. (2015). "Parascyllium sparsimaculatum". 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 sparsimaculatum" in FishBase. January 2017 version.

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