Scientific Name
Hemitriakis japanica  
Hemitriakis japanica日本半皺唇鯊
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Müller & Henle, 1839) Depth 10 - 100M
Chinese 日本半皺唇鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 皺唇鯊科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F027 Triakidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 日本半皺唇鯊(日本翅鯊) 
Max Length 110 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 日本翅沙、日本翅鯊、沙條、胎沙、日本灰鮫、白鯊仔(澎湖)、赤匏仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Galeorhinus japonicus, Galeus japanicus, Hemitriakis japonica   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-圓口綱及軟骨魚綱(朱等, 2001);FAO Species Catalogue, Vol.4 Sharks of the world  Chen, C. T. etc. 1973 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 朱元鼎, 孟慶聞 等編 2001 
Specimen List ASIZP0072257. ASIZP0073499. ASIZP0073626. ASIZP0073627. ASIZP0080013. ASIZP0080014. ASIZP0802468. ASIZP0805006. ASIZP0805874. ASIZP0806048. ASIZP0806246. ASIZP0807327. ASIZP0807328. ASIZP0912468. ASIZP0915006. ASIZP0915874. ASIZP0916048. ASIZP0916246. ASIZP0916247. ASIZP0917327. ASIZP0917328. FRIP20286. FRIP21464. NMMBP03227. NMMBP06435. NMMBP06440. NMMBP06448. NMMBP06449. NMMBP06450. NMMBP06451. NMMBP06491. NMMBP06492. NMMBP06494. NMMSTP01618. NTMP0216. USNM00191193. ...List all 36 records... 
Barcode2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2016-01-20,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2016-01-20,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Japanese topeshark; Japanese tope shark 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic A houndshark with a moderately long parabolic snout, broadly arched mouth, eyes slitlike and narrowly elongated, subocular ridges prominent, external nictitating lower eyelids present, teeth compressed with oblique cusps and distal cusplets in both jaws, 1st dorsal fin somewhat longer than 2nd dorsal fin but much shorter than caudal, 1st dorsal origin usually behind pectoral rear tips, anal fin much smaller than 1st dorsal fin, fins with conspicuous white edges. Total vertebral counts 154-165.
habitats A common continental temperate to subtropical shark in the western North Pacific, occurring close inshore and offshore down to at least 100 m depth. Ovoviviparous, without a yolk-sac placenta. Number of young per litter 8-22, with about equal numbers per  
Distribution This is a common species founded in Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese and probably Chinese waters. Usually caught by gillnets, bottom longlines and bottom trawls; flesh used for human consumption. 
Utility Caught by trawl, gill net, or long-line. Utilized fresh for human consumption and it's fin process to shark fin soup.