Eastern Highfin Spurdog

About the Eastern Highfin Spurdog

The Eastern highfin spurdog is a species of dogfish found off the coast of Queensland, Australia. They live on the upper continental slope, at depths of 240m to 450m.

Due to the rarity of this species, which was first described in 2007, there is very little information about their biology and habitat. They are presumed to be ovoviviparous and grow to a total length of at least 65cm.

There isn’t enough information to assess their population health. Their conservation status is “Data Deficient.” The expansion of deep sea trawls could put pressure on their population and it must be monitored.

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Scientific Name Squalus albifrons
OrderDog and Angelfish Sharks - Squaliformes
GenusSqualus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOvoviviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 74.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 131 - 450 m
DistributionSouthwest Pacific, Western Central Pacific
EnvironmentDemersal
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