Family: Triakidae – Houndsharks
Common Name– Ground Sharks
Common Name– Houndsharks
Status: IUCN Red List NOT EVALUATED
Average Size and Length: The holotype was measured at 732 mm/2.4 feet.
Current Rare Mythical Sightings: Cubelio, S.S. & Remya, R. & Kurup, B.M. (2011).
Teeth and Jaw: It has strongly cuspidate teeth. The upper labial furrows are long.
Denticles: It has mostly tricuspidate denticles.
Tail: The caudal peduncle is long.
Demographic, Distribution, Habitat, Environment and Range: The Mangalore houndshark is found I the waters around Mangalore, south India (12° 28’2 N and 74° 09’5 E). The holotype was found at a depth of 656 feet.
Aesthetic Identification: The Mangalore houndshark is an unspotted, bronzy slender shark. It has broadly frayed posterior dorsal fin margins.
Biology and Reproduction: Unknown.
Behavioral Traits, Sensing and Intelligence: Unknown.
Mangalore Houndshark Recorded Attacks on Humans: Not a threat to humans.