Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Chondrichthyes  
 Order Orectolobiformes  
 Family Parascylliidae  
 Genus Cirrhoscyllium  
  Cirrhoscyllium formosanum  Teng, 1959 
Provider: Pofeng Lee& Shoou-Jeng Joung 
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Synonyms:Nebrius formosanum  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-圓口綱及軟骨魚綱(朱等, 2001);FAO Species Catalogue, Vol.4 Sharks of the world
Character: Body very elongate, tapering regularly from nape to tail. Head depressed, with barbells on throat. Eyes small, lateral, nictitating membrane absent. Lower lid with well developed subocular fold. Spiracles minute, close behind and little below lower eye edge. First dorsal fin origin over pelvic free rear tips, halfway between snout tip and subterminal notch. Anal insertion below first third of 2nd dorsal fin, free rear tip ends well in front of 2nd dorsal insertion, at about 2nd dorsal midbase. Trunk, tail, and caudal fin with about 6 dark saddles. 
Habitat: A rare and little-known small, tropical or subtropical shark species. Maximum observed total length 39 cm. 
Distribution: Only distributed in Taiwan waters. 
Utility: This species taken by bottom longlines. Stock size very limited. 
Name Code: 383136
  IUCN Red List:DD      Endemic     
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 
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