Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes
(Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae
Etymology: Parmaturus: Latin, parma, -ae = a little shield + Greek, oura = tail; albipenis: From the Latin words 'albus' meaning white and 'penis' for the copulatory organ; referring to its white claspers which contrast strongly with its dark brownish body coloration.. More on author: Last.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 688 - 732 m (Ref. 74543). Deep-water
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 41.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74543)
Morphology | Morphometrics
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).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: New Caledonia.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Séret, B. and P. Last, 2007. Four new species of deep-water catsharks of the genus Parmaturus (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from New Caledonia, Indonesia and Australia. Zootaxa (2007):1-17. (Ref. 74543)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00316 (0.00154 - 0.00651), b=3.11 (2.93 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .