Hemitriakis leucoperiptera Herre, 1923
Whitefin topeshark
photo by FAO

Family:  Triakidae (Houndsharks), subfamily: Galeorhininae
Max. size:  96 cm TL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 48 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: known only from the Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 0-0. No dusky bar on underside of snout; young with dark bars on caudal fin but not elsewhere (Ref. 13563).
Biology:  An little-known inshore tropical shark found in coastal waters (Ref. 13563). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 01 October 2005 (B1ab(iii,v); C2a(ii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 20.08.09
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 24.03.94

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