Latin name

Triakis semifasciata

Other names

Сat shark


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

No information

Food and feeding habits

No information


Females give birth to live young in moderate numbers, from 4 to 29 at each birth.

Phylum Chordata
Class Chondrichthyes
Squad Carcharhiniformes
Family Triakidae
Genus Triakis
Species T. semifasciata
Conservation status Least Concern
Habitat Littoral
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

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Shark, Leopard

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