Brachaelurus waddi (Bloch and Schneider, 1801)

Brachaelurus waddi
Brachaelurus waddi
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Location: 
N W Solitary Island
Depth: 
10m
Common name: Blind Shark
Distribution:

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.

Ecological Notes:

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.

Additional Notes:

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.

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