Ginger Carpetshark

About the Ginger Carpetshark

The ginger carpetshark is a shark species endemic to the waters off the coast of Western Australia. They’re known from only three specimens, so very little is known about their biology. The largest specimen was 78 cm long. They live in deep water, at around 200-240 m.

They’re oviparous, but litter sizes are unknown.

At the moment there aren’t enough studies to determine population health. The IUCN considers them Data Deficient.

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Scientific Name Parascyllium sparsimaculatum
OrderCarpet Sharks - Orectolobiformes
GenusParascyllium
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 78.1 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 204 - 245 m
DistributionEastern Indian Ocean
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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