Reproduction, diet and habitat use of Leopard Sharks
, Triakis semifasciata (Girard), in Humboldt Bay, California, USA.
Age-validation of a leopard shark
(Triakis semifasciata) recaptured after 20 years.
In Mugu Lagoon, a small estuary in southern California, gray smoothhound (Mustelus californicus), a species similar to leopard shark
, also commonly were observed passing through culverts that linked the western basin with the greater lagoon (Saiki, 1997).
The three most common species (bat ray, leopard shark
, and shovelnose guitarfish) comprised more than 90% of the catch in most individual derbies and 96% of the cumulative derby catch, with bat rays being the most abundant species in nearly every derby.
The racket was detected when a pet trade distributor in Miami was caught with 18 baby leopard sharks
The leopard shark
occurs from Baja California, Mexico, to Oregon; maximum confirmed size is 180 cm TL (Kato et al.
An adult leopard shark
was fed a pressure insensitive pH probe with attached data-logger (110 mm X 10 mm - 80 g) and was subsequently fed different rations of squid over a 14 d period.
He brings sand with him, and stories: of a giant ray, or a leopard shark
WILDLIFE SMUGGLER: Moonie minister Kevin Thompson, right, of Jarrow, and above, a leopard shark
pup - which can grow to 7ft.
See if you can spot any leopard shark
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HOOKED With her new pals SPOT ON Leopard shark
has a nosy FIN THE DEEP END Sinead Noonan with bonnethead shark in Sealife Centre in Bray, Co, Wicklow, yesterday
Monterey Bay Aquarium exhibits similar underwater environments and sea life; the flower hat jelly fish, bottom inset, is one of the many species of animals and plants on display at the aquarium; an aquarium visitor gets a diver's-eye view of a leopard shark
Fred Oakley, Hawthorne, leopard shark
, 40-10, Oceanside, May 13, 1994.
Most common is the leopard shark
, which is shy and harmless to humans.
Once inside the tunnels, ``divers'' are free to explore at their own pace, stopping as long as they like to follow the motions of a leopard shark
, a bat ray, monkeyface eel or other creature that captures their interest.