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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


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;

External References



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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