Sail-back Houndshark

About the Sail-back Houndshark

The Sail-back Houndshark is known from only one specimen, a pregnant female of 74 cm long was carrying two pups, that was caught from a river mouth at a depth of 73 m. 

Biology and Behaviour

Sail-back houndsharks are presumably endemic to Papua New Guinea.

There is very little known about the biology of this species.

Reproduction and Lifespan

This species is ovoviviparous with a little size of two which indicates sail-back houndsharks have a low intrinsic rate of population increase.

Conservation and Tourism

The IUCN lists the sail-back hound shark as data deficient because more information is needed to further assess this species. There is currently no conservation measures in place. 

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Scientific Name Gogolia filewoodi
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
Litter Size 2
Species Gogolia filewoodi
Common Length 74.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range - 73 m
DistributionWestern Central Pacific