Western Longnose Spurdog

About the Western Longnose Spurdog

The western longnose spurdog is a rare dogfish species found off the coast of Western Australia, at depths of 300 to 850 m.

These spurdogs are slender with a narrow head and a long, narrow snout. They have a spine on their first dorsal fin, like other members of their family. They are grey on top and white underneath.

Their reproduction is ovoviviparous, but litter sizes are unknown. They’re also known to be one of the most solitary spurdogs.

Fishing pressure is low throughout their range, but there isn’t enough information to make an assessment of their population health. They’re currently considered data deficient.

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Scientific Name Squalus nasutus
OrderDog and Angelfish Sharks - Squaliformes
GenusSqualus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOvoviviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 49.9 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 300 - 850 m
DistributionEastern Indian Ocean
EnvironmentPelagic
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