Leopard Shark - Triakis semifasciata | SocalFauna.net

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Leopard Shark (Triakis semifasciata)

Chordata > Pisces > Elasmobranchii > Selachii > Galeomorphi > Carcharhiniformes > Triakidae

Demersal, usually at depths less than 10m. Length to about 6 feet (1). A distinctly marked species, sometimes congregating in large numbers offshore in Southern California. Mexico to Oregon (3) Common (3) Uncommon off the Channel Islands (4) Marine.

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1. FishBase - Triakis semifasciata
2. WoRMS - Triakis semifasciata
3. Guide to the Coastal Marine Fishes of California (Miller and Lea, 1972)
4. Channel Islands National Park Fish Species List

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