IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Data Deficient Red List Criteria Version
Francis, M.P. (SSG Australia & Oceania Regional Workshop, March 2003) Reviewer/s
Shark Specialist Group Australia & Oceania Regional Group (Shark Red List Authority) Justification
Widespread in southern Australia and throughout New Zealand, but uncommon and only occasionally caught. No information available on catches by commercial vessels, no directed fisheries, but likely to be taken as trawl bycatch. Biology poorly known but fecundity is low (probably 7 to 8 pups/litter).