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Barbeled Houndshark

Leptocharias smithii (Müller & Henle 1839)

Leptocharias smithii (Barbeled Houndshark) is a species of modern sharks in the family barbeled houndsharks. They are listed as near threatened by IUCN. Individuals can grow to 82 cm. They rely on carcharhiniform to move around.

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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/carcharhiniform
  • Definition: Body/caudal fin propulsion, retaining eel-like body movements and exploiting interactions between the sidewash from an anterior median fin with the next posterior fin, increasing its effective angle of attack
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EOL has data for 29 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Barbeled Houndshark. View this species on GBIF