Hydrolagus marmoratus Didier 2008

Other Names: Marbled Ghostshark, Marbled Ghostshark

Hydrolagus marmoratus. Source: CSIRO National Fish Collection. License: CC BY Attribution

This small ghostshark has a distinct network of light and dark reticulations along its flank, and lacks an anal fin like other Hydrolagus spp.. The teeth are beak-like towards the front of the mouth, and plate-like with pronounced knobs towards the back of the mouth.  Males have very long, slender trifurcated claspers with extensive bristle patches.

Cite this page as:
Matt B. Reardon & Dianne J. Bray, Hydrolagus marmoratus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 May 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2666

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37042011

Biology:Egg layer

Conservation:IUCN Data Deficient

Danger:Dorsal spine




Max Size:53cm


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