These shysharks are similar in colour and markings to puff adder snakes.

Puffadder shysharks are oviparous and produce up to two egg cases (Mermaid’s purses) at a time. 

The juveniles hatch several months later, at 10cm in length.

Species Facts

  • Produces up to two egg cases at a time
  • Sharks grow in egg case until 10cm in length