The bigeye houndshark is a ground shark living in the western Indian Ocean.
Bigeye Houndshark Scientific Classification
|Scientific Name||I. omanensis|
On average, males are generally smaller than females. Female bigeye houndsharks are about 1.3 ft long, while males are about 0.98 ft long. This shark has small, blade-like teeth.
Bigeye houndsharks are uniformly greyish brown, though they are lighter ventrally. The margins of the dorsal fins are darker.
Where do they live
Map Of The Bigeye Houndshark’s Habitat
These sharks live in the Indian Ocean, with sightings in the Bay of Bengal, the Gulf of Oman, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Red Sea, and southwest India.
Its depth range is 361 to 3281 ft, where they live in warm waters.
Their diet consists of bony fish and cephalopods.
They are viviparous, giving live birth to a litter of 2-10 pups. After a gestation period of 10-12 months, the sharks are born.
At birth, the bigeye houndshark is 6.6 inches long.
Interactions with humans
The IUCN classified this shark as “Least Concern” or “LC”.