The speartooth shark has a broad and triangular first dorsal fin which is slightly rounded at the tip. The relatively large second dorsal fin is similar in size to the anal fin. The upper teeth are broadly triangular, erect and serrated
A map showing the distribution of the speartooth shark, which is found inshore in small pockets in North Queensland and the Northern Territory
The snout of the speartooth shark is short and bluntly rounded
The lower teeth of the speartooth shark, which are long, narrow and erect with spear-like tips. The upper teeth are broadly triangular, erect and serrated
Glyphis glyphis. CAAB code: 37 018041
Blue, Bizant, Queensland or Northern river shark, Glyphis sp A.
Inshore including estuaries and river systems in the northern Gulf of Carpentaria and eastern coastline of Queensland. Captures reported in the southern and western gulf are unconfirmed.
59 to 300 cm.
Inshore gillnet fisheries; however, rarely encountered.
Speartooth sharks are protected throughout Queensland and are therefore prohibited from being in anyone's possession without a permit.