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Rusty Carpetshark

The Rusty Carpetshark (Parascyllium ferrugineum) is a species of fish in the family Parascylliidae. It is found off the southern coast of Australia, between latitudes 31° S and 41° S. They are typically found in water at depths between 15 and 500 feet. It occurs on beds of algae on reefs or seagrass, and also hides in rocky caves and ledges during the day.

The Carpetshark grows to about 31.5 inches long. The mouth is in front of the eyes. It is gray-brown in color with an unclear dark collar around the gills. There are six or seven dusky saddles, and dark spots on the body, tail, and fins.

Rusty Carpetshark