Parascylliidae

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Parascylliidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Parascylliidae
T. N. Gill, 1862
Genera[1]

Cirrhoscyllium
Parascyllium

The Parascylliidae, or collared carpet sharks, are a family of sharks only found in shallow waters of the western Pacific. They are relatively small sharks, with the largest species reaching no more than 91 cm (3.0 ft) in adult length. They have elongated, slender bodies, cat-like eyes, and barbels behind their chins. They feed on small fish and invertebrates.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2017). "Parascylliidae" in FishBase. January 2017 version.

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