Scientific Name Mustelus lenticulatus
Alternative Name(s) Lemonfish, Spotted Dogfish, Smoothhound
Maori Name(s) Makoo, Pioke
Typical Length 850 - 1300mm
 Typical Weight
 Physical Description

A small shark with a darker bronze / grey top blending to a white bottom. Small white spots cover the upper body.

  Location / Habitat

The Rig Shark is an inshore fish found in coastal waters across New Zealand.


The Rig Shark is a common Fish and Chip store fish. It’s fillets are firm and white with a low oil content.

  Rig Shark / Lemonfish Recipes