Monday, April 18, 2016

The Carrot at the End of the Stick in Theory and Practice


2 comments:

Dario Rivarossa ilTassista said...

Made in Ja-panic. . .

Carter Kaplan said...


Hemitriakis japanica
Japanese Topeshark


Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa:
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Triakidae (Houndsharks) > Galeorhininae

Etymology:
Hemitriakis: Greek, hemi = half + Greek, triakis = three times

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology
Marine; demersal; depth range 20 - 345 m. Subtropical; 40°N - 21°S, 119°E - 177°E

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 81 - 102 cm

Max length : 110 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 244); 120.0 cm TL (female); max. reported age: 15 years (Ref. 9031)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwest Pacific:
China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. Nominal records from Ambon, Indonesia (unconfirmed and based on a specimen close to if not identical to Hemitriakis abdita) and New Caledonia.

Epibenthic:
Occurs close inshore and offshore down to at least 100 m depth. Presumably feeds on small fishes, cephalopods and crustaceans. Ovoviviparous, with 8 to 22 young in a litter. Size at birth about 20 to 21 cm. Utilized for human consumption.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae:
Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk.

Threat to humans:
Harmless