Brachaelurus colcloughi  Ogilby, 1908

Bluegray carpetshark
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Orectolobiformes (Carpet sharks) > Brachaeluridae (Blind sharks)
Etymology: Brachaelurus: Greek, brachys = short + greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Ogilby.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 6 m (Ref. 43278).   Subtropical; 12°S - 29°S, 143°E - 154°E

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 76.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13576)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 0. No white spots on body (Ref. 13576). Caudal fin with its upper lobe at a low angle above body axis, with a strong terminal lobe and subterminal notch but no ventral lobe (Ref. 13576).

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Southwest Pacific: endemic to Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A little-known shark found on the continental shelf close inshore (Ref. 247). Feeds on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 43278). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 43278, 50449).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449). Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Goto, T., 2001. Comparative anatomy, phylogeny and cladistic classification of the order Orectolobiformes (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchi). Mem. Grad. Sch. Fish. Sci. Hokkaido Univ. (MGSFSHU), v. 48 (no. 1):1-100. (Ref. 48863)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

  Vulnerable (VU) (C2a(ii))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (45 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.