Indonesian houndshark

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Indonesian houndshark
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae
Genus: Hemitriakis
Species: H. indroyonoi
Binomial name
Hemitriakis indroyonoi
W. T. White, Compagno & Dharmadi, 2009

The Indonesian houndshark (Hemitriakis indroyonoi)[1] is a species of houndshark in the genus Hemitriakis.[2] It is a tropical houndshark, known from the eastern Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok, in the Indian Ocean.[2] It was described by William T. White, Leonard J.V. Compagno, and Dharmadi in 2009.[3] Females give birth to live young, with no placenta or yolk sac, and can have between 6 and 11 pups in one litter.[2] When born, the pups measure between 28-30 centimetres long.[2] At first maturity, the houndsharks measure 90 centimetres,[4] and males can go on to reach a maximum length of 120 centimetres, while females can reach a maximum length of 115.2 centimetres.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Common names for Hemitriakis indroyonoi at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ a b c d e Hemitriakis indroyonoi at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ White, W.T., L.J.V. Compagno, and Dharmadi [no initials], 2009 (18 May) [ref. 30195] Hemitriakis indroyonoi sp. nov., a new species of houndshark from Indonesia (Carcharhiniformes: Triakidae). Zootaxa No. 2110: 41-57.
  4. ^ Maturity studies for Hemitriakis indroyonoi at www.fishbase.org.