Striped smooth-hound

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Striped smooth-hound
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae
Genus: Mustelus
M. fasciatus
Binomial name
Mustelus fasciatus
(Garman, 1913)
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The striped smooth-hound (Mustelus fasciatus) is a houndshark of the family Triakidae, found on the continental shelves of the subtropical southwest Atlantic from southern Brazil to northern Argentina between latitudes 30° S and 47° S, from the surface to 250 m. It can grow up to a length of 1.77 m. The reproduction of this shark is Ovoviviparous, with the length at birth up to 39 cm.


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