Image: Mandarin Shark dorsal fin spines

Mandarin Shark dorsal fin spines

A Mandarin Shark caught on longline by R. "Smokey" Fanthan on FV Catherine J, at a depth of 400 m, south-east of Green Cape, New South Wales, November 2003 ( AMS I.42891-001). In front of both the dorsal fins are long spines.

Tom Trnski
© Australian Museum

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Mandarin Shark, Cirrhigaleus australis, shark, Southern Mandarin Dogshark, >1 m, grey, brown, grey-brown, nasal lobes,