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 Slender smooth-hound (Gollum attenuatus)

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 Photo

Slender smooth-hound
No image of Slender smooth-hound found in the Shark Database
 Range Map

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 Systematics

Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata)

Class: Carlilagenous Fishes (Chondrichthyes)
  Order: Ground sharks (Carcharhiniformes)
    Family: Finback catsharks (Proscylliidae)
      Genus: Gollum (Gollum)


 Name

Scientific: Gollum attenuatus
German: Schlanker Glatthai
English: Slender smooth-hound
French: Requin chat golloum
Spanish: Tollo coludo elegante


 Appearance

Very slender body, with a long, small snout. Both dorsal fins are equal- sized. Origin of first dorsal fin opposite the rear ends of the pectoral fins. Second dorsal fin is opposite to and much larger than the anal fin.

 Coloration

Grey-brown in back region, light ventral surface (belly).

 Distribution

Western Pacific: New Zealand.

 Biology

Little-known species. Lives preferably close to bottom on the outer edges of the continental shelf and the upper slope. Down to a depth of 200 m to 400 m.

 Feeding

Feeds probably on fishes and invertebrates.

 Size

Total maximum size about 100 cm, average size between 70 cm and 90 cm.

 Reproduction

Aplacental viviparous (ovoviviparous).

 Similar Species

Some species have a similar appearance and taxonomic features have to be used to clearly distinguish.

 Endangerment

Status in the IUCN Red List:


No Entry found in Red List.


 Danger to Humans

Harmless.



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