TAIWAN SADDLED CARPETSHARK
Small, elongated shark with saddle marks
Family: Parascylliidae – Collared Carptesharks
Common Name– Carpet Sharks
Common Name– Collared Carpetsharks
Status: IUCN Red List DATA DEFICIENT
Average Size and Length: Mature males have been measured at 35 cm/ 1.1 foot. The maximum known has been measured at 39 cm/ 1.3 feet.
Teeth and Jaw: The upper and lower teeth are similar in shape. Both with cusps. Some slender straight to a point, and others curved to a slight hook.
Demographic, Distribution, Habitat, Environment and Range: The Taiwan Saddled carpetshark cann be found in the northwest Pacific off of Taiwan Island. They can be found on the outer shelf at about 361 feet.
Aesthetic Identification: The Taiwan Saddled carpetshark has 6 diffuse saddle marks on the back, which are not C-shaped. There is an elongated and rounded saddle on each side of the back between the pectoral and the pelvic fins. The fin bases extend over the pelvic fin bases. There are cartilage-cored paired barbels on the throat.
Biology and Reproduction: Unknown, but presumably oviparous.
Behavioral Traits, Sensing and Intelligence: Unknown.
Taiwan Saddled Carpetshark Recorded Attacks on Humans: Not a threat to humans.