Edmund’s Spurdog

About the Edmund’s Spurdog

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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Scientific Name Squalus edmundsi
OrderDog and Angelfish Sharks - Squaliformes
GenusSqualus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNNear Threatened
ReproductionViviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 70.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 204 - 850 m
DistributionEastern Indian Ocean
EnvironmentPelagic
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