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Smalleye smooth-hound

Smalleye smooth-hound
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae
Genus: Mustelus
Species: M. higmani
Binomial name
Mustelus higmani
S. Springer & R. H. Lowe, 1963

The smalleye smooth-hound (Mustelus higmani) is a houndshark of the family Triakidae. It is found on the continental shelves of the western Atlantic, between latitudes 11° N and 36° S, from the surface to a depth of 900 m. It can grow up to a length of 70 cm. The reproduction of this shark is viviparous, with 1 to 7 pups per litter.

References

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