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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Brachaeluridae Blind sharks

Genus: Brachaelurus

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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Brachaelurus colcloughi Ogilby, 1908

Photo by Photo by Kyne, P.M.
 
Brachaelurus colcloughi
[Colclough's shark]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 122 cm TL
Brachaelurus waddi (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Murch, A.
 
Brachaelurus waddi
[Blind shark]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Brachaelurus colcloughi Colclough's shark Southwest Pacific 76 TL 1908
Brachaelurus waddi Blind shark Southwest Pacific 122 TL 1801



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