A large angelshark with a wide, flattened body and broad pectoral fins; tail long, with two short dorsal fins and prominent lateral keels; anal fin absent; head with eyes and spiracles on top; nasal barbels fringed; gill slits on the sides; a flat to slightly convex space between the eyes; mouth terminal with relatively long, sharp pointed teeth. Upper surface greyish-brown and covered in small irregular pale spots; pectoral and pelvic fins with white margins; lower lobe of tail with dark spots. To more than 1.5 m.
This species is common off beaches. They are ambush predators feeding on fishes, crustaceans and squid. Females give birth to live young.
Sandy bottoms, to depths of 130 m.
Although considered harmless to humans, has the potential to bite.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern