Parmaturus albipenis

Séret & Last, 2007

White-clasper catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Séret, B. & Last, P.R. (2007)
Four new species of deep-water catsharks of the genus Parmaturus (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from New Caledonia, Indonesia and Australia. Zootaxa, 1657, 23–39

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Parmaturus albipenis
Holotype: MNHN: 1997-3583;

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Citation: Parmaturus albipenis Séret & Last, 2007: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Common names
fra \(T\) holbiche à sexe blanc, eng White-clasper catshark

Short Description
This scyliorhinid catshark is distinguished by the following set of characters: a soft body with velvety skin, with small, tricuspidate denticles; whitish claspers, contrasting with the brownish body coloration; presence of caudal crests but denticles are not enlarged, the crests reaching almost to second dorsal and anal-fin insertions; teeth tri- or quadricuspidate, in the upper jaw about 130 rows; first dorsal fin slightly in front middle of back, pre-first dorsal length 46.2% TL, origin slightly in front of pelvic-fin origin; pelvic-fin origin slightly in front of midbody, pre-pelvic length 47.1% TL; vent slightly behind mid-body, pre-vent length 52.0% TL; short snout, prenarial length 4.3% TL; short mouth, its length 3.1% TL; very short labial furrows, confined to mouth corners; head is shorter than abdomen, head length 19.8% TL, pectoral-pelvic length 24.2% TL; dorsal fins are large, subequal in size, anterior margins about 11.3% TL, with the first dorsal more erect than second; well-developed subterminal caudal lobe , subterminal margin length 5.7% TL, terminal margin length 5.1% TL; 39 monospondylous centra; 79 precaudal centra, 123 total (Ref. 74543).

Western Pacific: New Caledonia.

Size / Weight / Age
41.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 74543))

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 688 - 732 m (Ref. 74543)

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