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Whitefin topeshark

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Whitefin topeshark

Whitefin topeshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae
Genus: Hemitriakis
Species: H. leucoperiptera
Binomial name
Hemitriakis leucoperiptera
Herre, 1923

The whitefin topeshark, Hemitriakis leucoperiptera, is a houndshark of the family Triakidae, found only in the tropical waters of the Philippines between latitudes 20° N and 5° N. They inhabit the coastal areas. They can grow up to a length of 96 cm. Adolescent specimens have dark areas on the caudal fin. The reproduction of this shark is ovoviviparous.


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