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Hemitriakis japanica  (Müller & Henle, 1839)

Japanese topeshark
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Triakidae (Houndsharks) > Galeorhininae
Etymology: Hemitriakis: Greek, hemi = half + Greek, triakis = three times (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 20 - 345 m (Ref. 86942).   Subtropical, preferred ?; 40°N - 21°S, 119°E - 177°E

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Northwest Pacific: China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. Nominal records from Ambon, Indonesia (unconfirmed and based on a specimen close to if not identical to Hemitriakis abdita) and New Caledonia (Ref. 13563).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 81 - 102 cm
Max length : 110 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 244); 120.0 cm TL (female); max. reported age: 15 years (Ref. 9031)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs close inshore and offshore down to at least 100 m depth. Presumably feeds on small fishes, cephalopods and crustaceans. Ovoviviparous, with 8 to 22 young in a litter. Size at birth about 20 to 21 cm. Utilized for human consumption.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Compagno, Leonard J.V. | Collaborators

Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 244)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00417 (0.00184 - 0.00944), b=3.07 (2.87 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.4   ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Fec=8).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (62 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.