Eastern Longnose Spurdog

About the Eastern Longnose Spurdog

The Eastern Longnose Spurdog occur in the Western Pacific Ocean off the coast of Australia at depths between 148 to 504 m.

There is very little known about the biology of the eastern longnose spurdog.

Biology and Behaviour

Eastern longnose spurdogs are small and slender with a long pointed snout. They are pale grey above and paler underneath. The top of their fins are dark, but free tips are white. 

Reproduction and Lifespan

Eatern longnose spurdogs are ovoviviparous with a litter size between three to five pups that are presumably 22 cm long at birth. Males mature at about 52 cm while females mature around 63 cm long. Males grow up to 64 cm long while females can reach a little longer at 73 cm.

Conservation and Tourism

The IUCN lists eastern longnose spurdog as near threatened. There are currently no conservation methods in place for this species.

 

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Scientific Name Squalus grahami
OrderDog and Angelfish Sharks - Squaliformes
GenusSqualus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNNear Threatened
ReproductionOvoviviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size 3-5
Species Squalus grahami
Common Length 60.2 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 148 - 504 m
DistributionSouthwest Pacific, Western Central Pacific
EnvironmentPelagic
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