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Family: Parascylliidae Collared carpet sharks



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Western Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Cirrhoscyllium expolitum Smith & Radcliffe, 1913

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Cirrhoscyllium expolitum
[Barbelthroat carpetshark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Cirrhoscyllium formosanum Teng, 1959

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Cirrhoscyllium formosanum
[Taiwan saddled carpetshark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 49 cm TL
Cirrhoscyllium japonicum Kamohara, 1943

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Cirrhoscyllium japonicum
[Saddle carpetshark]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 87 cm TL
Parascyllium collare Ramsay & Ogilby, 1888

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Parascyllium collare
[Collar carpetshark]
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Max. Length 42.1 cm TL

 
Parascyllium elongatum
[Elongate carpet shark]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Parascyllium ferrugineum McCulloch, 1911

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Parascyllium ferrugineum
[Rusty carpetshark]
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Max. Length 78.1 cm TL

 
Parascyllium sparsimaculatum
[Sparsely spotted carpetshark]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Parascyllium variolatum (Duméril, 1853)

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Parascyllium variolatum
[Varied carpetshark]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cirrhoscyllium expolitum Barbelthroat carpetshark Western Pacific 34 TL 1913
Cirrhoscyllium formosanum Taiwan saddled carpetshark Northwest Pacific 39 TL 1959
Cirrhoscyllium japonicum Saddle carpetshark Northwest Pacific 49 TL 1943
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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