Ginger carpetshark

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Ginger carpetshark
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Parascylliidae
Genus: Parascyllium
P. sparsimaculatum
Binomial name
Parascyllium sparsimaculatum
T. Goto & Last, 2002
Parascyllium sparsimaculatum distmap.png
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". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015: e.T41843A68640026. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T41843A68640026.en. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). "Parascyllium sparsimaculatum" in FishBase. January 2017 version.

External links[edit]