Hemitriakis japanica

(Müller & Henle, 1839)

Japanese topeshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Triakidae

Reference of the original description
Müller, J. & Henle, F.G.J. (1841)
Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen. Berlin, Veit, pp. 1–200

Image of the original description

Hemitriakis japanica (Müller & Henle, 1838)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Eugaleus japanicus, Galeorhinus japanicus, Galeorhinus japonicus, Galeus japanicus, Galeus japonicus, Hemitriakis japonica

Hemitriakis japanica
Holotype: RMNH: ?

Description :

Citation: Hemitriakis japanica (Müller & Henle, 1839): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 06/2023

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Common names
spa Cazón japonés, fra \(T\) Requin-hâ dochizame, eng Japanese gray shark, eng Japanese tope shark, eng Japanese topeshark

Northwest Pacific: China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. Nominal records from Ambon, Indonesia (unconfirmed and based on a specimen close to if not identical to Hemitriakis abdita) and New Caledonia [544]. First record: 1997: Seto Inland Sea, Japan [12421]; Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: commercial

Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Occurs close inshore and offshore down to at least 100 m depth. Presumably feeds on small fishes, cephalopods and crustaceans.

Size / Weight / Age
110 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 120 cm TL (female); max. reported age: 15 years (Ref. 9031)

demersal; marine

shark-references Species-ID=2717;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Erudituncus xiamenensis (Wang & Yang, 2001) [20940]