Japanese gray shark

*This animal is temporarily off exhibit. The japanese gray sharks inhabit coastal waters and ocean waters at depths up to 100 m. They usually stay perfectly still between rocks, or on the sea bed. They feed primarily on benthic organisms such as small fish and crustaceans, and can reach over 1 m in length.

Scientific Name
Hemitriakis japanica
Order: Carcharhiniformes, Family: Triakidae
South of Chiba Prefecture, western Pacific Ocean