Longnose Houndshark

About the Longnose Houndshark

The longnose houndshark is a ground shark from the Triakidae family. It’s found off the coast of Northern Australia, Vanuatu, and Philippines. They’re deep water sharks that have been recorded at depths of up to 475 m. They grow up to 75 cm of length.

They have small litters of 5 young. Pups are born about 25 cm long, and become mature at 55 cm. They’re presumed to viviparous but very little is known about their biology.

They’re sometimes caught by deepwater longline fisheries, but they face little fishing pressure in Australia. There’s currently no evidence to suggest their numbers are decreasing, so they’re considered Least Concern.

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Scientific Name Iago garricki
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusIago
CitesNot Listed
IUCNLeast Concern
ReproductionViviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size 5
Common Length 75.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 250 - 475 m
DistributionWestern Central Pacific, Eastern Indian Ocean
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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