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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Pentanchidae Deepwater catsharks

Genus: Parmaturus

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 57.7 cm TL
Parmaturus albimarginatus Séret & Last, 2007

Photo by Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.
 
Parmaturus albimarginatus
[White-tip Catshark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 41.5 cm TL
Parmaturus albipenis Séret & Last, 2007

Photo by Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.
 
Parmaturus albipenis
[White-clasper catshark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 71 cm TL
Parmaturus bigus Séret & Last, 2007

Photo by Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.
 
Parmaturus bigus
[Beige catshark]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Parmaturus campechiensis Springer, 1979

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Parmaturus campechiensis
[Campeche catshark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Parmaturus lanatus Séret & Last, 2007

Photo by Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.
 
Parmaturus lanatus
[Velvet catshark]
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Max. Length 45 cm TL

 
Parmaturus macmillani
[McMillan's cat shark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Parmaturus melanobranchus (Chan, 1966)

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Parmaturus melanobranchus
[Blackgill catshark]
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Max. Length 54.8 cm TL

 
Parmaturus nigripalatum
[Indonesian filetail catshark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 64 cm TL
Parmaturus pilosus Garman, 1906

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Parmaturus pilosus
[Salamander shark]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Parmaturus xaniurus (Gilbert, 1892)

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Parmaturus xaniurus
[Filetail catshark]



10 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Parmaturus albimarginatus White-tip Catshark Western Pacific 57.7 TL 2007
Parmaturus albipenis White-clasper catshark Western Pacific 41.5 TL 2007
Parmaturus bigus Beige catshark Western Pacific 71 TL 2007
Parmaturus campechiensis Campeche catshark Western Central Atlantic 16 TL 1979
Parmaturus lanatus Velvet catshark Western Pacific 36 TL 2007
Parmaturus macmillani McMillan's cat shark Southwest in the Indian O 45 TL 1985
Parmaturus melanobranchus Blackgill catshark Northwest Pacific 85 TL 1966
Parmaturus nigripalatum Indonesian filetail catshark Eastern Indian Ocean 54.8 TL 2018
Parmaturus pilosus Salamander shark Northwest Pacific 64 TL 1906
Parmaturus xaniurus Filetail catshark Eastern Central Pacific 55 TL 1892



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