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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