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Parascyllium ferrugineum.jpg
Rusty carpetshark, Parascyllium ferrugineum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Parascylliidae
T. N. Gill, 1862
2 genera, 8 species,
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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.

Genera and species[edit]

The eight species of collared carpet sharks, in two genera, are:


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