Available throughout New Zealand waters, with the highest abundance found on the Chatham Rise and west coast of the South Island. Ghost sharks are slender with a long tail, have large wing-like pectoral fins and a large dorsal spike. They have a blunt nose with their mouth on the underside of their head.
They have firm white flesh, and can be baked, poached, fried, steamed, or used in casseroles, curries and soups.
NZ: Pearl FishCIS: Khimrea, Gidrolag