World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Whitefin topeshark

Article Id: WHEBN0007238675
Reproduction Date:

Title: Whitefin topeshark  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Triakidae, Spotless smooth-hound, Houndshark, Atlantic weasel shark, Blackbelly lanternshark
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

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.

References

  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Hemitriakis leucoperiptera in FishBase. July 2006 version.
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.