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 23 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
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