Triakis maculata Kner & Steindachner, 1867
Spotted houndshark
Triakis maculata
photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Family:  Triakidae (Houndsharks), subfamily: Triakinae
Max. size:  180 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Galapagos Islands and from Peru to northern Chile. Mexican records of this species are erroneous.
Biology:  Found on the continental shelf, mostly inshore. Possibly to 240 cm. Probably feeds on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 28023). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449), with about 14 young to a litter. Size of full-term fetuses 30 to 40 cm. Utilized for human consumption.
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 07 February 2019 (A2bd) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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