Rusty carpetshark

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Rusty carpetshark
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Illustration of Parascyllium ferrugineum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Parascylliidae
Genus: Parascyllium
P. ferrugineum
Binomial name
Parascyllium ferrugineum
McCulloch, 1911
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Range of rusty carpetshark (in blue)

Parascyllium multimaculatum Scott, 1935

The rusty carpetshark (Parascyllium ferrugineum) is a carpetshark of the family Parascylliidae found off southern Australia between latitudes 31°S and 41°S near the ocean floor on the continental shelf. It inhabits rocky reefs and seagrass beds 5–150 m (16–492 ft) in depth by night, hiding in caves by day. Its length is up to 80 cm (2.6 ft) TL and it feeds on crustaceans and molluscs. Reproduction is oviparous,[2] with pups being born at 17 cm (6.7 in) in length.[1]


  1. ^ a b Cook, S. F.; L. J. V. Compagno (2005). "Parascyllium ferrugineum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). "Parascyllium ferrugineum" in FishBase. January 2017 version.

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