A large whaler shark with a sharply-pointed snout; upper jaw teeth bent and hooked-shaped with narrow cusps. Bronze to greyish brown above, pale below, with an indistinct pale stripe anteriorly on flank from ventral fin, fin tips sometimes darker. To 3 m long.
This shark feeds on fishes and cephalopods, and females give birth to live young. They are taken in the shark fishery in Western Australia.
In shallow coastal waters and over the continental shelf, to depths of about 100 m.
Worldwide. Southern Australia.
Potentially dangerous to humans.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Near Threatened