Indonesian Greeneye Spurdog

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About the Indonesian Greeneye Spurdog

The Philippine Spurdog or Indonesian Greeneye Spurdog is found off the coast of the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia as they enjoy warm, temperate waters. They mostly reside deep below the surface, at depths between 154 and 1370 meters, where their diet consists of small fishes, crustaceans and cephalopods, like squid.

Female Philippine Spurdogs reach maturity at 80cm and grow to a maximum length of 94.5cm where males only usually grow to around 84cm after reaching maturity at 62-67cm. These sharks give birth to live young in litters that vary from anywhere between 4 and 16 pups. Their gestation period is unknown but could be up to two years based on our knowledge of similar sharks. Their maximum age is 18 years for males and 27 years for females.

The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) has listed these sharks as vulnerable due to the fact that they continue to be fished for their fins, meat and liver oil.

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Scientific NameSqualus Montalbani
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
CitesNot Listed
Common Length85 - 95 cm
Max Lenght95 cm
Depth Range150 - 1400 m, usually 400 - 650 m
DistributionEastern Indian Ocean, Western Central Pacific