Sicklefin Houndshark

About the Sicklefin Houndshark

The Sickle-fin houndshark is a rare species of houndshark, found only in western Australia, at depths between 110 and 200m.

They’re ovoviviparous but the average litter size is unknown. They are 20-25cm at birth and reach maturity between 65 and 70cm. The maximum total length for this species is at least 80cm.

The Sickle-fin houndshark is at risk of being caught by trawling fisheries but as much of their natural range is┬ápermanently closed to trawling, they’re conservation status is currently “Least Concern”.

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Scientific Name Hemitriakis falcata
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusHemitriakis
CitesNot Listed
IUCNLeast Concern
ReproductionOvoviviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 80 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range ? - 150 m
DistributionEastern Indian Ocean
EnvironmentDemersal
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