Shark ID

 Caught by a mate, I'm thinking sandbar but he says the pec fins were very long (over a metre each), he's not sure what species.

Has no teeth and a broken jaw which I assume is from a longline/drumline?


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I'm going to go along with it being

Fri, 2018-01-26 21:42

A sand bar, it was pointed out to me by I think it was Canarvonite that the high dorsal fin and long pectoral fins are a guide to the species being a sand bar shark.

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Fri, 2018-01-26 22:33

Looks too big for a sand bar whaler going by the size of fingers on the head as a comparison, no teeth are a worry, can't be sure thats from being hooked but sandbars like most whalers have triangular shape teeth.

Ask your mate what the skin felt like as sand bars have a very coarse skin, thats why they are nicknamed thickskins


Thinking dusky whaler but not sure