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There are only two living members of the Blind Shark, Brachaeluridae family. Both of them are located Western Pacific, East Australian waters. B. waddi was described by Schneider & Bloch 1801. Although there has been some scepticism, the family has been broken up into two genre, Brachaelurus and Heteroscyllium (Compagno 2001).
A mid sized shark they have been reported to reach up to 75 cm in length. Males reach sexual maturity 50 cm and females at 65 cm. This species is not reported to be used commercially, however I sadly know a fishermen that reports to eat them.
These sharks readily accept muscles, scallop, tiger shrimp, cuttlefish, squid and a variety of marine fish in captivity. I have a pair that I am patiently waiting to attain sexual maturity.

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