High head with a beak-like snout, triangular 'wings', and a large gill opening behind eye. Back is dusky brown and underside is white. Occurs both inshore and offshore, though more commonly encountered offshore.
Max Size: 183 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 13.6-31.2°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Open ocean, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
Threats: By-catch, Exploitation
IUCN Threat Status: Data Deficient
Occurrence: Infrequent (10% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.