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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Parascylliidae Collared carpet sharks

Genus: Parascyllium

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Parascyllium collare Collar carpetshark Southwest Pacific 87 TL 1888
Parascyllium elongatum Elongate carpet shark Eastern Indian Ocean 42.1 TL 2008
Parascyllium ferrugineum Rusty carpetshark Eastern Indian Ocean 80 TL 1911
Parascyllium sparsimaculatum Sparsely spotted carpetshark Eastern Indian Ocean 78.1 TL 2002
Parascyllium variolatum Varied carpetshark Eastern Indian Ocean 91 TL 1853



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