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Spotted Houndshark
Spotted-houndshark-specimen
Information
Range Eastern Pacific from the Galapagos Islands and Peru to Northern Chile, between latitudes 0° and 30° S.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Chondrichthyes
Order Squaliformes
Family Triakidae
Genus Triakis
Species T. maculata
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

The Spotted Houndshark (Triakis Maculata) is a hound shark of the family Triakidae, found on the continental shelves in the eastern Pacific from the Galapagos Islands and Peru to northern Chile, between latitudes 0° and 30° S. Its length is up to 1.8 m.

Reproduction is ovoviviparous, with about 14 pups to a litter, and size at birth 30 to 40 cm.

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