Broadnose Shark

Notorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)

A grey to greyish brown speckled and spotted shark with 7 pairs of gill slits, a broad rounded head with a short blunt snout and a singe dorsal fin, far back on the body.

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What habitats does Notorynchus cepedianus live in?

The species occurs in depths of 0-136 m, but mostly above 50 m, and often in surface waters. Broadnose Sharks are usually seen cruising over rocky reef habitats, as well as over sandy and muddy bottoms

What is the distribution of Notorynchus cepedianus?

Found in temperate waters on the continental shelf of southern Australia including around Tasmania

How big does Notorynchus cepedianus grow?

Can grow to around 3m

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