Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Orectolobiformes
(Carpet sharks) > Parascylliidae
(Collared carpet sharks)
Etymology: Cirrhoscyllium: cirrus, Latin for curl or tendril, referring to barbels on throat; skylion, Greek for dogfish or small shark. (See ETYFish); formosanum: -anum, Latin adjectival suffix that means, when attached to a name, “belonging to,” referring to its distribution off the coast of Formosa (Taiwan). (See ETYFish).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 110 - 320 m (Ref. 106604). Subtropical; 28°N - 21°N, 115°E - 123°E
Northwest Pacific: Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 39.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 247)
Found on the insular shelf. Oviparous (Ref. 50449).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449).
Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 1 - Hexanchiformes to Lamniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/1):1-249. Rome, FAO. (Ref. 247)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6289 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .