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Triakis scyllium (Banded houndshark)

Synonyms: Hemigaleus pingi; Triakis scyllia
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Wikipedia Abstract

The banded houndshark (Triakis scyllium) is a species of houndshark, in the family Triakidae, common in the northwestern Pacific Ocean from the southern Russian Far East to Taiwan. Found on or near the bottom, it favors shallow coastal habitats with sandy or vegetated bottoms, and also enters brackish water. This shark reaches 1.5 m (4.9 ft) in length. It has a short, rounded snout and mostly narrow fins; the pectoral fins are broad and triangular, and the trailing margin of the first dorsal fin is almost vertical. It is gray above and lighter below; younger sharks have darker saddles and dots, which fade with age.
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Prey / Diet

Alpheus bisincisus (flathead snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus japonicus (Japanese snapping shrimp)[1]
Callianassa japonica (Japanese ghost shrimp)[1]
Callianassa petalura (flower ghost shrimp)[1]
Conger myriaster (White-spotted conger)[1]
Crangon affinis (Japanese sand shrimp)[1]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[1]
Eualus sinensis (iso shrimp)[1]
Euprymna morsei (Mimika bobtail squid)[1]
Hapalogenys analis (Sweetlips)[1]
Konosirus punctatus (Konoshiru gizzard shad)[1]
Leptochela gracilis (lesser glass shrimp)[1]
Marsupenaeus japonicus (camarón kuruma)[1]
Metapenaeopsis acclivis (tora velvet shrimp)[1]
Metapenaeopsis barbata (whiskered velvet shrimp)[1]
Metapenaeopsis dalei (kishi velvet shrimp)[1]
Metapenaeopsis lamellata (humpback shrimp)[1]
Octopus mutilans[1]
Octopus vulgaris (common octopus)[1]
Ogyrides orientalis (telescope shrimp)[1]
Palaemon gravieri (Chinese ditch prawn)[1]
Palaemon pacificus (Pacific grass shrimp)[1]
Palaemon serrifer (carpenter prawn)[1]
Pasiphaea sivado (white glass shrimp)[1]
Pennahia argentata (White croaker)[1]
Sardinops sagax (Australian pilchard)[1]
Scyllarus cultrifer[1]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese scad)[1]
Trachysalambria curvirostris (camarón fijador arquero)[1]
Upogebia major (Japanese mud shrimp)[1]


Parasitized by 
Acanthobothrium triacis[2]
Callitetrarhynchus nipponica <Unverified Name>[2]
Paraorygmatobothrium triacis[2]
Phyllobothrium serratum[2]


China; East China Sea; Japan; Korea, Dem. People's Rep; Korea, Republic of; Northwest Pacific: southern Siberia to Taiwan (Ref. 244). Nominal records from the Philippines (Ref. 13563).; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Philippines; Russian Federation; Sea of Japan; South China Sea; Taiwan; Yellow Sea;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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