LATIN NAME: Triakis semifasciata ou semifasciatus
The leopard shark lives along the western coast of the North American continent. It can be found swimming in kelp forests.
The leopard shark lives on sandy, rocky bottoms and in kelp forests in cold temperate waters, to depths of around 100 metres.
It feeds on small bony fishes and their eggs, cartilaginous fishes, crustaceans, molluscs and worms. These sharks suck in their prey rather than biting it.
They measure on average between 1 m and 1.3 m. They are often confused with the zebra shark.