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Japanese topeshark

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Japanese topeshark

Japanese topeshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae
Genus: Hemitriakis
Species: H. japanica
Binomial name
Hemitriakis japanica
(J. P. Müller & Henle, 1839)
Range of the Japanese topeshark

The Japanese topeshark (Hemitriakis japanica) is a species of houndshark, in the family Triakidae. It can reach a length of up to 1.1 m. It is found in the subtropical northwest Pacific from China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan, between latitudes 40° N and 21° N.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Hemitriakis japanica in FishBase. July 2006 version.
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