|Scientific Name:||Hemitriakis complicofasciata|
|Species Authority:||Takahashi & Nakaya, 2004|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Valenti, S.V. & Fowler, S.L. (Shark Red List Authority)|
The Ocellate Topeshark (Hemitriakis complicofasciata) is a recently described shark likely to be found in inshore waters at a depth of 90–100 m from Okinawa, Japan to Philippines, including the coast of Taiwan, Province of China. This species is believed to reach around 96 cm TL. Little else is known about this species biology. Ocellate Topeshark is possibly caught as bycatch in gillnet fisheries, but no information is available at this time. Due to the lack of data concerning this species’ biology and interaction with fisheries, it is assessed as Data Deficient, but should be reassessed as more information becomes available.
|Range Description:||Northwest Pacific: from Okinawa, Japan to Philippines, including the coast of Taiwan, Province of China (Takahashi and Nakaya 2004).|
Native:Japan (Nansei-shoto); Philippines; Taiwan, Province of China (Taiwan, Province of China (main island))
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – northwest; Pacific – western central
|Lower depth limit (metres):||100|
|Upper depth limit (metres):||90|
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|Population:||Population size is unknown.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Probably found in inshore waters (Compagno et al. 2005) at 90–100 m depth (Takahashi and Nakaya 2004). Produces five to eight pups per litter. Size at birth is 24 cm total length (TL). Males reach maturity at 76 cm TL and females at 81 cm TL. Maximum size is 96 cm TL (Takahashi and Nakaya 2004).|
|Major Threat(s):||Possibly a bycatch in gillnet fisheries but no information is available at this time (Nakaya pers. obs. 2007).|
No specific conservation measures in place.
Research is required on abundance, biology, population, threats and capture in fisheries.
|Citation:||Nakaya, K. 2009. Hemitriakis complicofasciata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T161368A5407735. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T161368A5407735.en . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.|
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