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
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.