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Triakidae - houndsharks, whiskery sharks

There are around 40 species in this family. They are 1-6 feet in length and have two dorsal fins, an anal fin, and round eyes. They are found in temperate and tropical waters around the world. Most species are found from in waters from the shoreline to the shelf. A few species are found in deep ocean waters. They eat fish and crustaceans.

Endangered in NH Endangered in NH

Threatened in NH Threatened in NH

introduced Introduced

Endangered in the US Endangered in US

Threatened in the US Threatened in US


  New Hampshire Species    North/Central American Species
Dusky Smoothhound Shark  

Brown Smoothhound
Gray Smoothhound
Gulf of Mexico Smoothhound
Leopard Shark
Narrowfin Smoothhound
Sharpnose Smoothhound
Sicklefin Smoothhound
Smalleye Smoothhound
Tope Shark