Velvet catshark

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Velvet catshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Parmaturus
Species: P. lanatus
Binomial name
Parmaturus lanatus
Séret & Last, 2007

The velvet catshark (Parmaturus lanatus) is a recently described, deepwater catshark. It is known only from a single specimen collected off the Tanimbar Islands in the Arafura Sea, Indonesia, at a 840–855 m depth. The only known specimen, a juvenile male, measured a total of 36 cm in length.


The shark is found in the Western Pacific. It has a depth range of depth range 840 - 855 m, making it bathydemersal.[1]


  1. ^ "Parmaturus lamatus, Velvet catshark". FishBase. Retrieved 5 August 2015.