The leopard shark is a striking fish, so named for its leopard-like black spots that run in transverse stripes across its back and sides on a lighter gray background. It has an elongated body and a short, bluntly rounded snout.
The leopard shark lives in the eastern Pacific Ocean from Oregon to the Gulf of California.
The leopard shark inhabits coastal sandbanks and rocky areas, often in schools with smooth-bellied sharks.
Reaches a length of up to 7 feet.
Life history and Behavior
Food and feeding habits
Females give birth to live young in moderate numbers, from 4 to 29 at each birth.
|Conservation status||Least Concern|
|Life span, years||No information|
|Maximum body weight, kg||18.4|
|Maximum length, cm||150|
|Sailing speed, m/s||No information|
|Threat to people||Edible|
|Way of eating||Predator|