Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes
(Ground sharks) > Triakidae
(Houndsharks) > Galeorhininae
Etymology: Furgaleus: Latin, fur, furis = thief + Greek, galeos = a shark (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 220 m (Ref. 6871). Temperate; 21°S - 45°S
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 112.0, range 120 - ? cm
Max length : 160 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6871); max. published weight: 12.9 kg (Ref. 6390); max. reported age: 12 years (Ref. 35585)
Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia.
Found on the continental shelf, commonly on rock bottom, seaweed and kelp beds. Feeds on octopi, squid, bony fishes and lobsters. Peanut worms and seagrass are also included in their diet (Ref. 6390). Ovoviviparous, with 5-24 in a litter (Ref. 6871). Young are 20-25 cm long at birth (Ref. 13840, 244). Marketed fresh for human consumption.
Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 244)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00154 - 0.00986), b=3.10 (2.87 - 3.33), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.41 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (K=.29-0.42; tmax=11.5; Fec=5).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (58 of 100) .