The northern sawtail catshark is a species of ground shark found off the coast of northeastern Australia. Like all members of the catshark shark family, northern sawtails arr bottom feeders, have elongated cat-like eyes, and two small dorsal fins set far back. They belong to the figaro family and are recognizable by the spiny dermal denticles along their caudal fins, and which are the reason for their “sawtail” moniker.
They have a long, firm, and almost cylindrical body. They’re presumed to be oviparous. The become mature at 38 cm, and grow to a maximum length of 42 cm.
There is not enough confirmation to assess their population health. Their conservation status is “Data Deficient.”
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