Sharptooth smooth-hound

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Sharptooth smooth-hound
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae
Genus: Mustelus
Species: M. dorsalis
Binomial name
Mustelus dorsalis
Gill, 1864
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The sharptooth smooth-hound (Mustelus dorsalis) is a houndshark of the family Triakidae. It is found on the continental shelves of the tropical eastern Pacific from southern Mexico to Peru between latitudes 20°N and 5°S. Its length is up to 64 cm.

The sharptooth smooth-hound dwells on the bottom, feeding on crustaceans, particularly shrimp. Reproduction is viviparous, with four pups per litter, and length at birth about 21 cm.

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