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Published: 2018-04-23
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Parmaturus nigripalatum n. sp., a new species of deep-sea catshark (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from Indonesia

Research Center for Oceanography, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Jalan Pasir Putih I No.1 Ancol, Jakarta, 14430, Indonesia.
Pacific Shark Research Center, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, California, 95039, USA Research Associate, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, Grahamstown, South Africa Research Associate, Department of Ichthyology, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, USA
Pisces New species Parmaturus catshark elasmobranch Western Central Pacific


Parmaturus nigripalatum, a new species of catshark of the genus Parmaturus is described from a single specimen collected from a deep-water shark longliner operating in south Sumbawa waters, Indonesia. This new species is distinguished from its closest geographic congener P. lanatus by having prominent enlarged caudal crests, well-developed labial furrows with the uppers and lowers of equal lengths, mouth roof blackish with dark pores, first dorsal fin origin more posteriorly positioned on body trunk, and much lower tooth counts than all other known Parmaturus species. This is the second Parmaturus species recorded from Indonesian waters.



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