Gray smooth-hound

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Grey smooth-hound
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae
Genus: Mustelus
Species: M. californicus
Binomial name
Mustelus californicus
Gill, 1864
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The gray smooth-hound (Mustelus californicus) is a houndshark of the family Triakidae. It is found on the continental shelves of the subtropical eastern Pacific, from northern California to the Gulf of California, between latitudes 40° N and 23° N, to a depth of 46 m. It can grow up to a length of 1.24 m.


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