Image: Brier shark dorsal fin spine

Brier shark dorsal fin spine

Second dorsal fin (above) and anal fin (below). Note the large dorsal fin spine. This 74cm Brier shark was caught off southern New South Wales in June 1999 by M. Kelly on the FV James Kerlin. The Brier Shark is normally light or dark grey to dark brown, but this specimen is an albino. It is now registered in the Australian Museum Fish Collection (AMS I.39921-001).

Mark McGrouther
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