Sharptooth smooth-hound

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Sharptooth smooth-hound
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae
Genus: Mustelus
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.


  • Leandro, L. (SSG South America Regional Workshop, June 2003) (2004). "Mustelus dorsalis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T44580A10908119. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T44580A10908119.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Mustelus dorsalis" in FishBase. July 2006 version.