McMillan's catshark (Parmaturus macmillani) is a small catshark (growing up to 45 cm in length) found in the lower continental slope around New Zealand.
Known from only two New Zealand specimens (and three in south-east Africa), this catshark is in the Scyliorhinidae family and may be rare… I say “may be” because fishing often occurs at 1,000-1,500 metres deep and are rarely caught. Perhaps the captures at 1,000 metres are the shallower end of a deeper range. *ominous music*
Currently not much else is known about Parmaturus macmillani, which is why the IUCN has assessed them as Data Deficient (DD).
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