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Leopard Shark

SKU 274929

A type of houndshark, the leopard shark can be found all along the Pacific coast of North America and Mexico. Although they are relatively small in comparison to many types of requiem shark, they can still grow to be five feet long.

  • Scientific Name: Triakis semifasciata
  • Characteristics: Individually hand painted and sculpted, our leopard shark figurine makes a clever and thoughtful gift for a nature lover! The next best thing to delving into the open ocean, our sea life models bring our planet’s watery wildlife right to you!
  • Size and Color: 5.5 inches long and 1.25 inches tall, this model is about as long as a soda can on its side and is a bit shorter than a stick of lip balm stood upright. As their name suggests, leopard sharks have dark spots and silver or bronze-colored skin on the upper side of their body.
  • The Leopard Shark is part of the Wild Safari® Sea Life collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    Leopard sharks pose no threat to humans, and only one encounter has been recorded in the last century. The current population trend of the leopard shark is unknown, although they are defined as a species of least concern by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. They are sometimes caught by commercial fisheries and recreational fishers, but it is unknown if such activities have a strong effect on their global population.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 13.8 L x 5.2 W x 3.5 H
    • Size in inches: 5.43 L x 2.05 W x 1.38 H
    • UPC: 095866274900
    Present Status The leopard shark has a status of Least Concern because the overall numbers of this species are not in danger of experiencing a significant decline. Some potential threats include its slow growth rate, over-fishing and low reproduction rates. Local populations near California and Oregon are carefully managed to prevent decline from over-fishing.