Scientific Name
Cirrhoscyllium formosanum  
Cirrhoscyllium formosanum臺灣喉鬚鯊
by: Po-Feng Lee
Author Teng, 1959 Depth - 110M
Chinese 臺灣喉鬚鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 斑鰭鯊科 Economic Fish No 
Family F009 Parascylliidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 臺灣橙黃鯊 
Max Length 39 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 沙條 
Distribution in World Taiwan [Endemic in Taiwan]   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Kao-Hsiung [Kaohsiung], Taiwan [Formosa Strait, western Pacific], depth ca. 110 meters 
Synonyms Nebrius formosanum   
Reference 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  Teng, H.T. 鄧火土 1959 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 朱元鼎, 孟慶聞 等編 2001 
Specimen List ASIZP0062216. ASIZP0062217. ASIZP0066122. ASIZP0066149. ASIZP0066152. ASIZP0072831. ASIZP0080386. ASIZP0080447. ASIZP0801900. ASIZP0801901. ASIZP0801902. ASIZP0911900. ASIZP0911901. ASIZP0911902. NMMBP03238. NMMBP04197. NMMBP04198. NMMBP04284. NMNSF00794.  
Barcode2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Taiwan saddled carpet shark; Taiwan saddled carpetshark 
Redlist Status DD IUCN Redlist: Data deficient(DD)     
Characteristic 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.
habitats 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.