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Beige catshark
Parmaturus bigus.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Parmaturus
Species:
bigus

The beige catshark (Parmaturus bigus) is a cat shark of the family Scyliorhinidae, The first recorded specimen was a female recorded off the coast of Queensland, Australia around Lord Howe Island. Its length was 72 cm.

Recently, a number of both male and female specimens (unpublished data) were captured in the waters off New Zealand, at the edge of the EEZ (exclusive economic zone). To date, very little is known about the ecology of this species. Scientists are currently studying the sensory systems of this catshark in order to reveal information about its ecology and ultimately behaviour. The reproduction is of this catshark is oviparous.

  • Compagno, Dando, & Fowler, Sharks, Collins Gem, HarperCollins, London 2006
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