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Triakis semifasciata  Girard, 1855

Leopard shark
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Elasmobranquios (tiburones y rayas) (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Triakidae (Houndsharks) > Triakinae
Etymology: Triakis: Greek, triakis = three times (Ref. 45335).

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino; salobre demersal; rango de profundidad 0 - 156 m (Ref. 96339), usually ? - 6 m (Ref. 55312).   Subtropical, preferred ?; 45°N - 19°N, 126°W - 105°W (Ref. 55312)

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Eastern Pacific: Oregon, USA to the Gulf of California.

Length at first maturity / Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm 105.0, range 100 - 129 cm
Max length : 198 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 244); 180.0 cm TL (female); common length : 160 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. ); peso máximo publicado: 18.4 kg (Ref. 40637); edad máxima reportada: 30 años (Ref. 6145)

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Found in shallow water from the intertidal to deeper waters, most commonly in enclosed muddy bays; including estuaries and lagoons (S. Wilson, pers. comm.). Prefer sandy areas, mud flats, and bottoms strewn with rocks near rocky reefs and kelp beds. Feed mainly on crabs, shrimps, bony fish, fish eggs, clam necks and innkeeper worms among a large variety of food in its diet. Form mixed schools. Ovoviviparous (aplacental), with 4 to 29 young in a litter. Utilized fresh or frozen for human consumption.

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Females produce 6-24 young, which are 20-23 cm long at birth (Ref. 43439). Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449).

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Compagno, Leonard J.V. | Colaboradores

Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 244)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Pesquerías: comercial; pesca deportiva: si; Acuario: Comercial
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