Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes
(Ground sharks) > Pentanchidae
Etymology: Parmaturus: Latin, parma, -ae = a little shield + Greek, oura = tail; albimarginatus: Name from Latin 'albus' meaning white and 'marginatus' meaning with a border, referring to its broad, white, posterior fin margins. More on authors: Séret & Last.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 590 - 732 m (Ref. 74543). Deep-water
Western Pacific: New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 57.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74543)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This scyliorhinid catshark is characterized by the following: a soft body with velvet-like
skin of large tricuspidate denticles; color plain pale to medium brown; posterior margins of the dorsal, caudal and anal-fins are distinctly white-edged; upper and lower anterior caudal fin margins with pronounced caudal crests, the denticles on crests are greatly enlarged; teeth are mainly tricuspidate with greatly elongate median cusps, in 92 rows in both jaws; the first dorsal fin is slightly behind middle of back, the pelvic fins slightly in front of mid-body, prepelvic
length 47% TL; vent at mid-length, pre-vent length 50% TL; relatively short snout, prenarial length 3.7% TL; short mouth, length 3.7% TL; short labial furrows, 1.7-2.0% TL, lower furrows subequal in length to upper furrows; head depressed and is shorter than abdomen, length 19.2% TL, pectoral-pelvic length 24.8% TL; second dorsal fin is larger than first, anterior margins of first 8.7% and second dorsal fin 10.4% TL; subterminal caudal lobe relatively small, subterminal margin length 3.3% TL, terminal margin length 3.8% TL; 43 monospondylous centra; 95 precaudal centra, 136 total (Ref. 74543).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Séret, B. and P. Last, 2007. Four new species of deep-water catsharks of the genus Parmaturus (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from New Caledonia, Indonesia and Australia. Zootaxa (2007):1-17. (Ref. 74543)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00316 (0.00148 - 0.00675), b=3.09 (2.90 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .