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Title: Parascylliidae  
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Subject: Carpet shark, Barbelthroat carpetshark, Collared carpetshark, Ginger carpetshark, Necklace carpetshark
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The Parascylliidae, or collared carpet sharks, are a family of sharks. They are only found in shallow waters of the western Pacific.

They are relatively small sharks, with the largest species reaching no more than 91 cm (3.0 ft) in adult length. They have elongated, slender, bodies, cat-like eyes, and barbels behind the chin. They feed on small fish and invertebrates.

Genera and species

The eight species of collared carpet sharks, in two genera, are:


  • Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). "Parascylliidae" in FishBase. February 2011 version.

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