Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes
(Ground sharks) > Triakidae
(Houndsharks) > Galeorhininae
Etymology: Hemitriakis: hemi-, from hemisys (Gr.), half, being a genus that Herre believed was “most closely related” to Triakis. (See ETYFish); abdita: Latin for hidden, referring to the close external similarity of this sibling species to H. falcata. (See ETYFish).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 225 m (Ref. 26282). Deep-water
Western Central Pacific: Coral Sea off Queensland, Australia and from New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 59.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31238); 56.1 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 512.00 g (Ref. ); max. published weight: 512.00 g
Holotype collected from a depth of 225 m (Ref. 26282). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449).
Compagno, L.J.V. and V.H. Niem, 1998. Triakidae. Houndsharks, smoothhounds, topes. p. 1297-1304. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO identification guide for fishery purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 13563)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00437 (0.00188 - 0.01015), b=3.04 (2.84 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100).