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Narrownose smooth-hound

Narrownose smooth-hound
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae
Genus: Mustelus
Species: M. schmitti
Binomial name
Mustelus schmitti
S. Springer, 1939

The narrownose smooth-hound (Mustelus schmitti) is a houndshark of the family Triakidae. It is found on the continental shelves of the subtropical southwest Atlantic, from southern Brazil to northern Argentina, between latitudes 30° S and 44° S, at depths between 60 m to 195 m. It can reach a length of 74 centimeters.

Narrownose smooth-hounds feed on crabs and probably other crustaceans, and presumably small fishes. Narrownose smooth-hounds are also caught and utilized for human consumption.

The reproduction of this houndshark is Ovoviviparous, with 2 to 7 pups per litter, and a birth length of about 26 cm.

References

  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Mustelus schmitti in FishBase. July 2006 version.
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