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Arabian smooth-hound

Arabian smooth-hound
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae
Genus: Mustelus
Species: M. mosis
Binomial name
Mustelus mosis
Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1899

The Arabian smooth-hound (Mustelus mosis) is a houndshark of the family Triakidae. It is found on the continental shelves of the tropical western Indian Ocean, from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Maldives, India and Sri Lanka, between latitudes 30° N and 7° N, at depths between 20 and 250 m. It can reach a length of 1.5 m.


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