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Bluegray carpetshark

The bluegrey carpetshark, Heteroscyllium colcloughi, is a blind shark in the family Brachaeluridae, the only member of the genus Heteroscyllium, found in the subtropical southwest Pacific Ocean endemic to Australia, between latitudes 12° S to 29° S. It reaches a length of 76 cm.

The bluegray carpetshark has a caudal fin with its upper lobe at a low angle above the body axis, with a strong terminal lobe and subterminal notch but no ventral lobe. It is a little-known shark found on the continental shelf close inshore.

Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

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