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Parascyllium sparsimaculatum

(Ginger Carpet Shark)


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Family : Collared carpet sharks ; Species is likely to occur deeper, 245-435. Oviparous [1].

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Ginger Carpet Shark, Ginger Carpetshark


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Biome: Marine [2].

Ecology: This species is small (up to 79 cm total length (TL )), but its biology is unknown. It has been found on the upper continental slope (245 to 435 m ) in only one location off the coast of Western Australia. Beyond the initial description , no scientific data are available for this species.[2].

List of Habitats :


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Parascyllium sp. AParascyllium sp. a Not Applicable


Name Status: Accepted Name .

First described: Goto, T. and P.R. Last A new parascylliid species, Parascyllium sparsimaculatum, from Western Australia (Elasmobranchii: Orectolobiformes). Ichthyol . Res. 49(1):15-20., 2002.

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Parascyllium

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 6 species and subspecies in this genus:

P. collare (Collared Carpet Shark) · P. elongatum (Elongate Carpetshark) · P. ferrugineum (Tasmanian Spotted Cat Shark) · P. multimaculatum (Tasmanian Carpetshark) · P. sparsimaculatum (Ginger Carpet Shark) · P. variolatum (Southern Collared Catshark)

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Further Reading

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 02, 2008:



  1. Dulvy, N.K. and J.D. Reynolds (1997). Evolutionary transitions among egg-laying, live-bearing and maternal inputs in sharks and rays. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 264:1309-1315. [back]
  2. Heupel, M.R. 2003. Parascyllium sparsimaculatum. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 February 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-10-16