Parascyllium variolatum (Duméril, 1853)
Varied carpetshark
photo by Good, P.

Family:  Parascylliidae (Collared carpet sharks)
Max. size:  91 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 180 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to Australia.
Biology:  Found on the continental shelf at depths of inshore down to about 180 meters. Apparently occurs in a variety of habitats, including sandy bottom, on rocky reefs, in beds of kelp, and in seagrass beds, details of it ecology is, however, virtually unknown (Ref. 43278). Oviparous (Ref. 6871).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 May 2015 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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