Brachaelurus waddi Bloch & schneider 1801
blind shark
Brachaelurus waddi, blind shark

family Brachaeluridae

The Blind Shark, Brachaelurus waddi, is so called because of its habit of closing its eyes when caught by fishermen. The patterns on its back are variously dark bands and white spots. The underside of the Blind Shark is yellow and it has two barbels on its chin.

Distribution =   Endemic, central east coast of Austraia
Max size =   1m