This seabed shark lives in coastal waters above sand and mud at a depth of 5-300m.
Smoothhounds hunt crabs, molluscs and bottom-dwelling fish at night. They are viviparous and the gestation period is around 10 months. Pregnant females can be found at any time of year.
Things to Do:
- Let yourself be enchanted by this elegant sea creatures
- Our 32 Smoothhounds live in the Ocean tank – together with dogfish, wreckfish and gilthead seabreams
- Find out what their favourite dish is
- Watch their silky skin which is in contrast to other sharks only covered by tiny skin-teeth