Gummy Shark

Mustelus antarcticus Günther, 1870

A relatively small slender grey to greyish-brown shark, often with white spots scattered over the back. The Gummy Shark, along with the School Shark (Galeorhinus galeus) provides much of the 'flake' sold in fish and chips shops in southern Australia

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What habitats does Mustelus antarcticus live in?

An inshore and offshore shark found from intertidal waters to a depth of 350 m

What is the distribution of Mustelus antarcticus?

Southern Australian waters from WA to NSW including Tasmania

How big does Mustelus antarcticus grow?

Can grow to around 1.85m

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