Sharks, skates & rays – ELASMOBRANCHII

Southern fiddler ray - Stanvac Dump, David Muirhead 1997

According to the Atlas of Living Australia, 67 species of elasmobranchii (sharks, skates and rays) have been recorded in South Australian waters. Conservation status information (where available) is included, courtesy of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Genus Species Common name Described IUCN Status
Alopias vulpinus Thresher shark 1788, Bonnaterre Data deficient
Aptychotrema rostrata Eastern shovelnose ray 1794, Saw & Nodder
Aptychotrema vincentiana Western shovelnose ray 1885, Haacke Least concern
Asymbolus submaculatus Variegated catshark 1999, Compagno, Stevens & Last Least concern
Asymbolus vincenti Gulf catshark 1908, Zietz Least concern
Carcharhinus brachyurus Bronze whaler 1870, Günther Near Threatened
Carcharhinus obscurus Dusky whaler 1818, Lesueur Near Threatened (lower risk)
Carcharodon carcharias Great white shark 1758, Linnaeus Vulnerable
Centrophorus moluccensis Endeavour dogfish 1860, Bleeker Data deficient
Cephaloscyllium isabellum Draughtboard shark 1788, Bonnaterre Least concern
Cetorhinus maximus Basking shark 1765, Gunnerus Vulnerable
Dasyatis brevicaudata Smooth stingray 1875, Hutton Least concern
Dasyatis pastinaca Blue stingray 1758, Linnaeus
Deania calceus Brier shark 1839, Lowe Least concern
Deania quadrispinosa Longsnout dogfish 1915, McCulloch
Dentiraja flindersi Pygmy thornback skate 2008, Last & Gledhill
Dentiraja lemprieri Thornback skate 1845, Richardson
Dipturus cerva Whitespotted skate 1939, Whitley
Dipturus gudgeri Bight skate 1940, Whitley
Furgaleus macki Whiskery shark 1943, Whitley Least concern
Galeocerdo cuvier Tiger shark 1822, Péron & Lesueur Near Threatened (lower risk)
Galeorhinus galeus School shark 1758, Linnaeus Vulnerable
Heterodontus portusjacksoni Port Jackson Shark 1793, Meyer Least concern (lower risk)
Hypnos monopterygius Coffin ray 1795, Shaw & Nodder Least concern
Irolita waitii Southern round skate 1911, McCulloch
Irolita westraliensis Western round skate 2008, Last & Gledhill
Isurus oxyrinchus Shortfin mako 1810, Rafinesque Near Threatened (lower risk)
Mitsukurina owstoni Goblin shark 1898, Jordan Least concern
Mustelus antarcticus Gummy shark 1870, Günther
Mustelus walkeri Eastern spotted gummy shark 2008, White & Last Least concern
Myliobatis australis Southern eagle ray 1881, Macleay Least concern
Myliobatis tenuicaudatus Eagle ray 1877, Hector Least concern
Narcine tasmaniensis Tasmanian numbfish 1841, Richardson
Notorynchus cepedianus Broadnose shark 1807, Péron Data deficient
Orectolobus halei Banded wobbegong 1940, Whitley Near Threatened
Orectolobus maculatus Spotted wobbegong 1788, Bonnaterre Near Threatened
Parascyllium collare Collar carpetshark 1888, Ramsay & Ogilby Least concern
Parascyllium ferrugineum Rusty carpetshark 1911, McCulloch Least concern
Parascyllium variolatum Varied carpetshark 1853, Duméril Least concern
Parmaturus pilosus Salamander shark 1906, Garman
Prionace glauca Blue shark 1758, Linnaeus Near Threatened (lower risk)
Pristiophorus cirratus Common sawshark 1794, Latham Least concern
Pristiophorus nudipinnis Southern sawshark 1870, Günther Least concern
Pristis zijsron Green sawfish 1851, Bleeker Critically endangered
Sphyrna zygaena Smooth hammerhead 1758, Linnaeus Near Threatened (lower risk)
Spiniraja whitleyi Melbourne skate 1938, Iredale
Squalus acanthias Whitespotted dogfish 1758, Linnaeus Vulnerable
Squalus blainville Bigeye dogfish 1826, Risso
Squalus megalops Spikey dogfish 1881, Macleay Data deficient
Squalus mitsukurii Shortspine spurdog 2003, Jordan & Snyder Data deficient
Squatina albipunctata Eastern angelshark 2008, Last & White
Squatina australis Australian angelshark 1906, Regan Least concern
Squatina squatina Angel 1758, Linnaeus Critically endangered
Squatina tergocellata Ornate angelshark 1914, McCulloch Least concern
Sutorectus tentaculatus Cobbler wobbegong 1864, Peters Least concern
Trygonoptera imitata Eastern shovelnose stingaree 2008, Yearsley, Last & Gomon
Trygonoptera mucosa Western shovelnose stingaree 1939, Whitley Least concern
Trygonoptera ovalis Striped stingaree 1987, Last & Gomon Least concern
Trygonoptera testacea Common stingaree 1841, Müller & Henle Least concern
Trygonorrhina dumerilii Southern fiddler ray 1873, Castelnau Least concern
Trygonorrhina fasciata Eastern fiddler ray 1841, Müller & Henle Least concern
Urolophus cruciatus Banded stingaree 1804, Lacépède Least concern
Urolophus expansus Wide stingaree 1916, McCulloch Least concern
Urolophus gigas Spotted stingaree 1954, Scott Least concern
Urolophus orarius Coastal stingaree 1987, Last & Gomon Endangered
Urolophus paucimaculatus Sparsely-spotted stingaree 1969, Dixon Least concern
Urolophus viridis Greenback stingaree 1916, McCulloch Vulnerable

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