Parmaturus pilosus Garman, 1906
Salamander shark
photo by FAO

Family:  Pentanchidae (Deepwater catsharks)
Max. size:  64 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range - 786 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: China and Japan.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found on the continental slope (Ref. 244). Oviparous (Ref. 559). Liver has a high concentration of squalene (Ref. 559).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 December 2008 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.09.19
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 23.03.94

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