What To Look For:
A dark brown dogfish with an extremely long,
spade-shaped snout and denticles covering the body.
The fins have long upper lobes and short lower lobes,
and the notch on the tail fin is conspicious. Little
is known of this shark, but it is found in deep water
on the outer continental slopes to depths of 800 m.
Up to 1.15 m.
The southern oceans, southern Australia, New Zealand
and South Africa.
Bottom-living bony fish.
Danger To Humans:
Care should be taken when handling owing to spines.
Probably a sporadic catch of hake trawlers.