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Temporal range: Paleocene–present[1]
Leopard shark in kelp.jpg
Leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae
Genus: Triakis
J. P. Müller & Henle, 1838
Type species
Triakis scyllium
J. P. Müller & Henle, 1839

Triakis is a genus of houndsharks in the family Triakidae.[2] The name comes from the Greek word τρι, tri meaning "three", and the Latin word acis meaning "sharp" or "pointed", in reference to the three-pointed teeth of these sharks.


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  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera (Chondrichthyes entry)". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Archived from the original on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2008-01-09.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). Species of Triakis in FishBase. February 2011 version.