Parmaturus lanatus

Séret & Last, 2007

Velvet 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 lanatus
Holotype: MNHN: 2007-1499;

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Citation: Parmaturus lanatus 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 laineuse, eng Velvet catshark

Short Description
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).

Western Pacific: Indonesia.

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

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 840 - 855 m (Ref. 74543)

shark-references Species-ID=4737;