Family Brachaeluridae - Blind sharks
No. in FishBase
Genera : 1 | Species : 2 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  First Fossil Record
Distribution: western South Pacific (Australia). Common, small (< 1.3 m), inshore bottom sharks confined to temperate and tropical continental waters of Australia, ranging in depth from the intertidal down to 110 m. Known food items include small fishes, crustaceans, cuttlefish and sea anemones. Nasoral grooves, perinasal grooves, long barbels, small transvers mouths in front of eyes, large spiracles below eyes. Two spineless dorsal fins and an anal fin, the second dorsal origin well ahead of the anal origin, and a short precaudal tail much shorter than the head and body. Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449). Maximum length 1.2 m.
Greek, brachys = short + Greek, oura = tail ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
  Typical activity level
  Main Ref.
  Deep Fin Classification

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Brachaeluridae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Brachaelurus waddi (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Squalus waddi Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Chiloscyllium modestum G√ľnther, 1872
Chiloscyllium furvum Macleay, 1881
Chiloscyllium fuscum Parker & Haswell, 1897
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