Medium-sized slender sharks with 7 pairs of gill slits, a single small dorsal fin, a narrow head with a pointed snout, and pelvic and anal fins close together. Uniform brown to brownish-grey on top, paler below; tips of dorsal and caudal fins dark; pectoral and pelvic fins with pale hind margins. To 1.4 m.
Feeds mostly on fishes, crustaceans and cephalopods. Females give birth to live young.
Usually in continental shelf and upper slope depths, although also found inshore, to a depth of 1000 m.
Circumglobal. Widespread in Australia.
Although not usually considered dangerous to humans, has the potential to bite.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Near Threatened