Velvet catshark

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Velvet catshark
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Parmaturus
P. lanatus
Binomial name
Parmaturus lanatus
Séret & Last, 2007

The velvet catshark (Parmaturus lanatus) is a deepwater catshark. It is known only from a single specimen collected off the Tanimbar Islands in the Arafura Sea, Indonesia, at a 840–855 m depth. The only known specimen, a juvenile male, measured a total of 36 cm in length.


The shark is found in the Western Pacific. It has a depth range of depth range 840 – 855 m, making it bathydemersal.[2]


  1. ^ Valenti, S.V. 2009. Parmaturus lanatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T161450A5426955. Downloaded on 28 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Parmaturus lamatus, Velvet catshark". FishBase. Retrieved 5 August 2015.

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