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Taiwan saddled carpetshark

Taiwan saddled carpetshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Parascylliidae
Genus: Cirrhoscyllium
Species: C. formosanum
Binomial name
Cirrhoscyllium formosanum
Teng, 1959
Range of Taiwan saddled carpetshark (in blue)

The Taiwan saddled carpetshark, Cirrhoscyllium formosanum, is a carpetshark of the family Parascylliidae found around Taiwan, between latitudes 28°N and 21°N, at depths to 110 m. Its length is up to 39 cm.

Reproduction is oviparous.


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