Brown smooth-hound

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Brown smooth-hound
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae
Genus: Mustelus
Species: M. henlei
Binomial name
Mustelus henlei
(Gill, 1863)
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Synonyms
  • Rhinotriacis henlei Gill, 1863

The brown smooth-hound (Mustelus henlei) is a houndshark of the family Triakidae. It is found on the continental shelves of the subtropical eastern Pacific, from northern California to the Gulf of California, as well as Ecuador and Peru between latitudes 43° N and 18° S, from the surface to a depth of 200 m. It can grow up to a length of 1 m. The reproduction of this shark is viviparous.

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