Body long, slender; snout long, pointed; two widely-spaced dorsal fins, each beginning with a prominent spine, the first arising well behind pectoral-fin base; pectoral fin large; anterior nasal flap single-lobed; blade-like teeth in both jaws. Bluish-grey on top, with scattered white spots; pectoral, pelvic and tail with pale rear margins; body pale below. To 1 m.
This species is common off Victoria and feeds on fishes and crustaceans. Females give birth to live young.
Inshore bays and estuaries, and on the continental shelf and slop, from intertidal depths to at least 650 m.
Worldwide. Southern Australia.
Although considered harmless to humans, has the potential to bite.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Vulnerable