Smalleye smooth-hound

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Smalleye smooth-hound
Conservation status
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
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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.

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