Spotted estuary smooth-hound

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Spotted estuary smooth-hound
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae
Genus: Mustelus
Species: M. lenticulatus
Binomial name
Mustelus lenticulatus
Phillipps, 1932
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The spotted estuary smooth-hound, Mustelus lenticulatus, is a houndshark of the family Triakidae, found on the continental shelves and in estuaries around southern Australia and New Zealand. Males can grow up to a length of 125 cm, while females can reach a length of 151 cm.

The spotted estuary smooth-hound is also known as the rig shark and in New Zealand, where it is commercially fished. It is commonly served in fish and chip shops, where it is known as lemonfish.[citation needed]

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