Parascyllium ferrugineum, Bass Strait, TAS, Photo: Graham Edgar
Elongate species of shark with a grey-brown background colour and numerous regularly spaced dark brown dots on the body and fins. The species is rarely seen by divers or fishermen except in cooler Tasmanian waters.
Max Size: 80 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 12.5-22.7°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (5% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney