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 Slender smooth-hound (Gollum attenuatus)

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Slender smooth-hound
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Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata)

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


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


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.


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


Western Pacific: New Zealand.


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.


Feeds probably on fishes and invertebrates.


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


Aplacental viviparous (ovoviviparous).

 Similar Species

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


Status in the IUCN Red List:

No Entry found in Red List.

 Danger to Humans


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