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Author: Teng, 1959

Field Marks:
Barbels on throat, nasoral grooves, mouth in front of eyes, six saddle marks on dorsal surface, first dorsal origin over pelvic free rear tips, anal insertion below first third of second dorsal base.

Diagnostic Features:
First dorsal origin over pelvic free rear tips, halfway between snout tip and subterminal notch; anal insertion below first third of second dorsal, free rear tip ends well in front of second dorsal insertion, at about second dorsal midbase; anal base slightly greater than distance from anal insertion to lower caudal origin. Colour: trunk, tail, and caudal fin with about six dark saddles.

Geographical Distribution:
Western North Pacific: Taiwan Island.

Habitat and Biology:
A little-known small, tropical or subtropical shark of the insular shelf of Taiwan Island, at depth of about 110 m.

Size:
Maximum total length 39 cm; reported specimens (males and females) 35 to 39 cm, possibly adult if of similar size to C. expolitum.

Interest to Fisheries:
Unknown, taken by bottom longlines off Taiwan Island.

Type material:
Holotype: Taiwan Fisheries Research Institute Fish Specimen 3574, 367 mm female. Type Locality: Taiwan Island off Kao-Hsiung, 110 m.

Taiwan saddled carpetshark (Cirrhoscyllium formosanum)