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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae Houndsharks
Subfamily: Triakinae
Genus: Triakis

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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 102 cm TL
Triakis acutipinna Kato, 1968

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Triakis acutipinna
[Sharpfin houndshark]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Triakis maculata Kner & Steindachner, 1867

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Triakis maculata
[Spotted houndshark]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 174 cm TL
Triakis megalopterus (Smith, 1839)

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Triakis megalopterus
[Sharptooth houndshark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Triakis scyllium Müller & Henle, 1839

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Triakis scyllium
[Banded houndshark]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 198 cm TL
Triakis semifasciata Girard, 1855

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Triakis semifasciata
[Leopard shark]



5 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Triakis acutipinna Sharpfin houndshark Eastern Pacific 102 TL 1968
Triakis maculata Spotted houndshark Eastern Pacific 180 TL 1867
Triakis megalopterus Sharptooth houndshark Southeast Atlantic 174 TL 1839
Triakis scyllium Banded houndshark Northwest Pacific 150 TL 1839
Triakis semifasciata Leopard shark Eastern Pacific 198 TL 1855



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