Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Chondrichthyes  
 Order Carcharhiniformes  
 Family Triakidae  
 Genus Triakis  
  Triakis scyllium  Müller & Henle, 1839 
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Synonyms:Hemigaleus pingiTriakis scyllia  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-圓口綱及軟骨魚綱(朱等, 2001);FAO Species Catalogue, Vol.4 Sharks of the world
Character: A moderately slender houndshark. Teeth with strong cusps and cusplets on almost all teeth, not semimolariform, lateroposterior teeth bladelike, with strongly oblique cusps. Teeth in 40 rows above, 36 rows below. 1st dorsal fin with nearly vertical or posteroventrally sloping posterior margin, its origin opposite hind edge of depressed pectoral, length 1.15-1.33 in head. Anal origin opposite first third of 2nd dorsal or opposite middle of 2nd dorsal fin. Total vertebral counts 149-155. Body with sparsely scattered small black spots and broad dusky saddles in young, spot fading and sometimes absent in adults. 
Habitat: A very common and abundant, temperate bottom-dwelling shark of the continental and insular shelves of the western Pacific, often occurring in shallow water close inshore, on or near the bottom. Ovoviviparous species, without a yolk-sac placenta; number of 
Distribution: Western North pacific, including Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and Philippines 
Utility: Apparently commonly fished by bottom trawler or longline off Japan, Korea, northern China and Taiwan. Flesh utilized for human consumption. 
Name Code: 383110
  IUCN Red List:EN A2d     Marine     
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