Brachaelurus waddi (Bloch and Schneider, 1801)
Abundant in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to eastern Australia, ranges from southern Queensland to southern New South Wales. Records from Western Australia need confirmation.
Frequents relatively shallow coastal and offshore waters. Adults usually under ledges or amongst corals and reef while young found in high surge zones. Feeds on a variety of invertebrates.
Colour varies from black to brown, sometimes with broad bands and pale spots. Often caught by rock fisherman, normally nocturnal. Harmless species which grows to 1m.