Ocellate Topeshark

About the Ocellate Topeshark

The Ocellate Topehark is a recently described shark that can be found off the coasts from Japan to the Philippines in temperate waters at depths of 90 to 100 m.

Biology and Behaviour

There is very little known about the biology of ocellate topesharks.

Reproduction and Lifespan

Ocellate topesharks are ovoviviparous with a litter size of five to eight pups. Young ocellate topesharks are 24 cm long at birth. Males reach maturity at 76 cm long while females reach maturity at 81 cm long. They grow up to a length of 96 cm. 

Conservation and Tourism

The IUCN lists ocellate topesharks as data deficient because more information is needed to further assess this species. There are currently no conservation measures in place.

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Scientific Name Hemitriakis complicofasciata
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
Litter Size5 - 8
SpeciesHemitriakis complicofasciata
Common Length 81.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range90 - 100 m
DistributionNorthwest Pacific, Western Central Pacific