Image: Port Jackson Shark egg Illustration

Port Jackson Shark egg Illustration

Port Jackson Sharks live on rocky reefs close to the coast. They can be found down to depths of 275m.

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Andrew Howells
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© Australian Museum

Notes

Port Jackson Sharks live on rocky reefs close to the coast. They can be found down to depths of 275m.

They eat small bony fishes, crabs, lobsters, octopuses and sea urchins.

The Port Jackson Shark's front teeth are small and pointed for holding and breaking prey. Their back teeth are broad and flat, perfect for crushing and grinding prey.

They can grow up to 1.65 m long.

Port Jackson Sharks catch their food by using their sense of smell to detect prey.

Female Port Jackson Sharks lay about 10 - 16 eggs on onshore reefs. After laying her egg, she wedges it in a rock ledge.

Port Jackson Sharks are harmless, but should not be handled because they have spines.

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