This shark is only known from near-term fetuses with bright distinct markings
Family: Triakidae – Houndsharks
Common Name– Ground Sharks
Common Name– Houndsharks
Status: IUCN Red List NOT EVALUATED
Average Size and Length: Term fetuses were measured between 16-18 cm/6-7 inches. The adult size is not known but thought to be less than 100 cm/3.2 feet.
Demographic, Distribution, Habitat, Environment and Range: The Ocellate topeshark can be found in the Philippines in Dumaguete, Negros Island. They are more than likely inshore in marine waters.
Aesthetic Identification: An unborn, near-term young Ocellate topeshark is brightly patterned with distinct 0-shaped dark spots with light centers and dark bars and saddles.
Biology and Reproduction: They have at least 4 live young.
Behavioral Traits, Sensing and Intelligence: Unknown.
Ocellate Topeshark Recorded Attacks on Humans: Not a threat to humans. They are known from a litter of near-term fetuses.