Parascyllium ferrugineum McCulloch, 1911
Rusty carpetshark
Parascyllium ferrugineum
photo by FAO

Family:  Parascylliidae (Collared carpet sharks)
Max. size:  80 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 5 - 150 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to Australia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found on the continental shelf; on or near the bottom; also close inshore near rocks and river mouths. Occurs on beds of algae on reefs or seagrass; also hides in rocky caves and ledges during the day. Feeds on bottom-dwelling crustaceans and molluscs (Ref. 43278). Oviparous (Ref. 6871, 43278).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 May 2015 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 26.02.08
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 16.03.94

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