Spotted houndshark

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Spotted houndshark
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae
Genus: Triakis
Species: T. maculata
Binomial name
Triakis maculata
Kner & Steindachner, 1867
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The spotted houndshark, Triakis maculata, is a houndshark of the family Triakidae. It is found on the continental shelves in the eastern Pacific, from the Galapagos Islands and Peru to northern Chile, between latitudes and 30° S. It can grow up to a length of 1.8 m. The reproduction of this houndshark is ovoviviparous, with about 14 pups per litter, and a birth size of 30 to 40 cm.

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