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Author: Kamohara, 1943

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

Diagnostic Features:
First dorsal origin well behind pelvic free rear tips, nearer subterminal notch than snout tip; anal insertion belowfirst fourth of second dorsal, free rear tip ends well anterior to second dorsal insertion, at first third of dorsal base; anal base much less than distance from anal insertion to lower caudal origin. Colour: trunk, tail, and caudal fin with about nine dark saddles.

Geographical Distribution:
Western North Pacific: Japan (Shikoku).

Habitat and Biology:
A poorly known subtropical or warmtemperate shark, from Mimase, Shikoku,Japan.

Size:
Maximum total length 49 cm (female, possibly adult).

Interest to Fisheries:
Unknown.

Type material:
Holotype: 485 mm female. Type Locality: Mimase, Japan.

Saddle carpetshark (Cirrhoscyllium japonicum)