Family Leptochariidae - Barbeled houndsharks
No. in FishBase
Genera : 1 | Species : 1 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Fresh : No | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  First Fossil Record
Small, common, inshore tropical shark of the West African continental shelf, found near the bottom at depths of 10 to 75 m. Light grey or grey-brown shark with horizontally oval eyes and internal nictitating eyelids. Nostrils with slender barbels. Two small, spineless, equal-sized dorsal fins and an anal fin, the first dorsal fin on the back between pectoral and pelvic fins. Viviparous, with a unique spherical or globular placenta. Feeds on small bottom and littoral organisms with a preference for crustaceans. Other food items: sardines, anchovies, snake eels, blennies, gobies, flatfish, crabs, shrimps, lobsters, octopi and sponges.
Greek, leptos = thin + Greek, charis, -itos = grace, pleasing ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
  Typical activity level
  Main Ref.
  Deep Fin Classification

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Leptochariidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Leptocharias smithii (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Triaenodon smithii Müller & Henle, 1839
! Leptocharius smithii (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Mustelus osborni Fowler, 1923
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