Salamander shark

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Salamander shark
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Parmaturus
P. pilosus
Binomial name
Parmaturus pilosus
Garman, 1906
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The salamander shark or salamander catshark (Parmaturus pilosus) is a little known catshark that inhabits a range from Japan and the East China Sea, on the upper to middle continental slope at depths of 358–895 m. Specimens of this species can attain a total length of at least 64 cm. This catshark is a potential bycatch of trawl fisheries operating within its range, but no details are available. There are high levels of squalene in this catshark's liver. The reproduction of this catshark is oviparous.


  1. ^ McCormack, C. 2009. Parmaturus pilosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T161581A5457230. Downloaded on 28 September 2017.