Parmaturus lanatus Séret & Last, 2007
Velvet catshark
Parmaturus lanatus
photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.

Family:  Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Max. size:  36 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range - 855 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  This scyliorhinid catshark has the following set of characters: soft body, with velvety skin, long-cusped, tricuspidate denticles; plain brownish coloration; crests of small denticles (not enlarged) on the upper and lower caudal fin and peduncle margins; teeth are mainly quadricuspidate, about 90 rows in both jaws; first dorsal fin forward of mid-length, pre-first dorsal length 44.4% TL; pelvic fins and vent well in front of mid-length, pre-pelvic length 40.0% TL and pre-vent length 44.2% TL; relatively short snout, prenarial length 4.7% TL; relatively long mouth, its length 5.0% TL; labial furrows rudimentary; head longer than the abdomen, length 21.4% TL, pectoral-pelvic length 16.9% TL; dorsal fins are elevated, with anterior margins of first 9.2% and second 10.3% TL; subterminal caudal lobe developed, subterminal margin length 4.7% TL, terminal margin length 5.3% TL; 46 monospondylous centra; 85 precaudal centra, 134 total centra (Ref. 74543).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 December 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 17.03.08

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