The Gulf Smoothhound shark is a type of shark that comes from the Triakidae family. It has a long slender body, a plain grey/brown dorsum, pale/white ventrum and a large and rounded dorsal fin. The fins have a pale to white trailing margin fading towards adulthood. The caudal fin is deeply notched; its teeth are flat and pale. This type of shark can be found in the continental shelf from 36 to 299m. The maximum recorded size was 140cm.
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