Australian reticulate swellsharks can be found off the coast of northwestern Australia at depths of 290 to 420 m in the eastern Indian Ocean.
Biology and Behaviour
Australian reticulate swellsharks are small, but have a stocky build with a short, wide head and a sizeable mouth. They have a pattern of dark brown lines that trace a series of hollow saddles and narrow rings on a light background along their back.
Like other swellsharks, Australian reticule swellsharks also inflate itself when threatened.
Reproduction and Lifespan
There is little known of the reproduction of Australian reticule swellsharks other than they are oviparous.
Males can reach 46 cm in length and females can grow up to 52 cm long.
Conservation and Tourism
The IUCN lists Australian reticulate swellsharks as least concern. There are currently no species-specific conservation methods in place.
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