Salamander shark

There are high levels of squalene in its liver.

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The Salamander shark lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range - 786 m environment.

The salamander shark, Parmaturus pilosus, is a cat shark of the family Scyliorhinidae, found only on the continental slope around Japan, at depths down to 790 m. Its length is up to 64 cm. There are high levels of squalene in its liver. More

Common names

Holbiche salamandre in French (français)
Imorizame in Japanese (日本語)
Pejagato salamandra in Spanish (español)
Pejegato salamandra in Spanish (español)
salamander shark in English
Salamanderhaj in Danish (dansk)
Salamanderkathaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
盾尾鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
盾尾鲨 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Carcharhiniformes
Family : Scyliorhinidae
Genus : Parmaturus
Species : Parmaturus pilosus
Authority : Garman, 1906