Australian Grey Smooth-hound

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About the Australian Grey Smooth-hound

Australian Grey Smooth-hound, also known as the Grey Gummy Shark, is endemic to Australia in deep coastal waters in the eastern Indian Ocean and the western central Pacific Ocean at depths of 100 m to 300 m.

Biology and Behaviour

Australian grey smooth-hounds have a narrow white tip and thin pale margin on their first dorsal fin, a dusky tip on their second dorsal fin and a black tip on the end of their caudal lobe.

Males can grow up to 68.3 cm in length while females can reach up to 78.8 cm long. 

Reproduction and Lifespan

There is very little known about the Australian grey smooth-hound.

Conservation and Tourism

The IUCN lists Australian grey smooth-hound as least concern, but in 1993 shark fishing was prohibited at Steep Point, Australia.

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Scientific Name Mustelus ravidus
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
CitesNot Listed
IUCNLeast Concern
Litter Size 6-24
Common Length 68.3 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 106 - 300 m
DistributionEastern Indian Ocean, Western Central Pacific