What To Look For:
This pot-bellied shark has conspicuous flaps of skin over
its nostrils under the snout. The fins and tail have pale
edges and each of the 2 dorsal fins has a strong spine on
the leading edge. Little is known of this shark, but the
blade-like cutting teeth and the presence of nasal flaps
suggests it locates its prey by sensing chemicals coming
from animals living on the sea floor.
Males to 90 cm; females to 1.2 m.
Western Pacific, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Believed to eat bottom-living fish and crabs.
Live-bearer, with up to 10 embryos found in a single