Edmund’s Spurdog is a recently described dogfish from 2007. They occur in the eastern Indian Ocean off the coasts of Western Australia and Indonesia at depths between 204 to 850 m deep, but typically at 300 to 500 m deep.
Very little known about their biology.
Biology and Behaviour
Edmund’s spurdog is a small elongated shark with a long pointed snout. They have prominent dorsal fin spines and they are light grey with a paler grey underside.
Males mature at 54 cm long and females and males can grow to 87 cm long.
Reproduction and Lifespan
Edmund’s spurdogs are viviparous.
Conservation and Tourism
The IUCN lists Edmund’s spurdog as near threatened. There are currently no conservation methods in place for this species.
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