was listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN.
New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia
Extra Distribution Information
Walpole, WA (ca 35°06'S, 116°49'E) to Jervis Bay, NSW; tropical, temperate, Atlantic-Indo-west Pacific.
Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)
FAO Species Catalogue, Vol.4 Sharks of the world
A large, slender species. Size up to about 2.8 m. Snout long and pointed. Eyes small, 1.1-2% of total length. Rows of anteroposterior teeth in each jaw half 15-18/14-17. Upper teeth with narrow, finely serrated, long cusps, and crown feet with serrations but no cusplets. Lower teeth with erect, smooth-edged narrow cusps and transverse roots. Interdorsal ridge absent. First dorsal fin small, its origin usually over or slightly posterior to pectoral free rear tip, inner margin of 1st dorsal fin short, a third of dorsal base or slightly less. Second dorsal fin moderately large, its height 1.8-2.6% of total length, its inner margin short and 1.4-1.9 times its height. Origin of 2nd dorsal fin over or usually slightly behind anal fin origin. Total vertebral centra 155-185, precaudal centra 84-96. Black tips usually present on pectorals, 2nd dorsal, anal and ventral caudal lobe. A conspicuous white band on flanks.
A common coastal-pelagic, warm-temperate and tropical shark species. Ranging close inshore and offshore. Spinner shark is a schooling, active species. Viviparous, with a yolk-placenta, number of embryos 3-15, with larger females carrying more young. Gesta
Western Atlantic including northern Carolina to Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, northern Gulf of Mexico, British Guiana, southern Brazil. Eastern Atlantic including Mediterranean, Cape Verde Islands, Senegal, Guinea and Sierra Leone, Togo and Nigeria, Angola. Ind
Commonly caught in fisheries where found, with pelagic longlines, fixed bottom nets, and on hook-and-line. This species also distributed in northeastern Taiwan waters and fished by longline fisheries.