Dwarf smooth-hound

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Mustelus minicanis
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae
Genus: Mustelus
Species: M. minicanis
Binomial name
Mustelus minicanis
Heemstra, 1997
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The dwarf smooth-hound, Mustelus minicanis, is a houndshark of the family Triakidae. It is found on the continental shelves of the tropical western central Atlantic, off the coast of South America between Cabo de la Vela, Colombia and Rio Caribe, Venezuela, at depths between 70 and 180 m. It can grow up to a length of 48 cm. The reproduction of dwarf smooth-hounds is Ovoviviparous.

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