The sicklefin houndshark (Hemitriakis falcate) is a slender, dusky coloured shark who can reach at least 80 cm in length. Sexes mature at 65-70 cm, and pups are born at 20-25 cm in length.
These sharks have distinct white tips on both dorsal fins (which are similarly sized), and thin white tips on their pectoral, pelvic, and caudal (tail) fins. Like many sharks, they have a creamy underbelly. These sharks have large eyes and a blunt snout. #Finfact: The sicklefin houndshark lacks anal fins!
It is currently known only on the continental shelf of western Australia (from Exmouth Gulf to Broome in western Australia at depths of 110 - 200 metres (m) deep. Not much else is known about them. The IUCN has assessed these animals as Near Threatened (NT).
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