Sailback houndshark

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Sailback houndshark
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae
Genus: Gogolia
Compagno, 1973
Species: G. filewoodi
Binomial name
Gogolia filewoodi
Compagno, 1973
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The sailback houndshark (Gogolia filewoodi) is a houndshark of the family Triakidae, and the only member of the genus Gogolia. It is found in the deep waters of continental shelf off northern Papua New Guinea. Only one specimen has been found, at a depth of 73 m. It measured 74  cm in length. The reproduction of this shark is ovoviviparous.


  1. ^ Fowler, S.L. (SSG Australia & Oceania Regional Workshop, March 2003). 2003. Gogolia filewoodi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T41813A10568482. Downloaded on 2 October 2017.