Blacktip tope

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Blacktip tope
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae
Genus: Hypogaleus
J. L. B. Smith, 1957
Species: H. hyugaensis
Binomial name
Hypogaleus hyugaensis
(Miyosi, 1939)
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The blacktip tope (Hypogaleus hyugaensis), also known as pencil shark or blacktip topeshark, is a houndshark of the family Triakidae, and the only member of the genus Hypogaleus. It is found in the deep waters of the continental shelf in the Indo-West Pacific, from East Africa to Japan, at depths between 40 and 230 m. It can grow up to a length of 1.27 m.


  1. ^ Simpfendorfer, C. & Compagno, L.J.V. 2016. Hypogaleus hyugaensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T39354A68630213. Downloaded on 03 October 2017.