Furgaleus macki

(Whitley, 1943)

Whiskery shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Triakidae

Reference of the original description
Whitley, G.P. (1943)
Ichthyological notes and illustrations. Part 2. Australian Zoologist, 10(2), 167–187

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Fur macki, Fur ventralis, Furgaleus ventralis, Furgaleus ventrosa

Furgaleus macki
Holotype: NMV: R.13258
Fur ventralis
Holotype: WAM: P.2451-001 Paratype: SAMA: F 2070 (missing); SAMA: F 2069 (missing); WAM: P.26679-001

Description :

Citation: Furgaleus macki (Whitley, 1943): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Common names
spa Cazón bigotudo, fra \(T\) Emissole moustachue, eng Mack"s whiskery shark, eng Reef shark, eng Shakey shark, eng Sundowner, eng Whiskery shark

Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from Shark Bay (probably as far north as Exmouth Gulf) to eastern Victoria and Tasmania. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: commercial

Ovoviviparous but aplacental. Stock sex ratio is 1:1 [20073]. Gives birth in spring or early autumn [1388]. Litter size is 5-24 [1388]. In the Western Australian population, ovulation and early pregnancy take place between January and March. Gestation period probably lasts for 9-12 months. Each female probably does not breed every year. Occurs on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154).

Size / Weight / Age
160 cm TL (male/unsexed; [1388]); max. published weight: 12.9 kg (Ref. 6390); max. reported age: 12 years [4443]

demersal; marine; depth range ? - 220 m [1388]

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Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)