Whitespotted smooth-hound

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Whitespotted smooth-hound
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae
Genus: Mustelus
M. palumbes
Binomial name
Mustelus palumbes
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The whitespotted smooth-hound (Mustelus palumbes) is a houndshark of the family Triakidae. It is found on the continental shelves of the southeast Atlantic from Namibia around South Africa, between latitudes 17° S and 36° S, from the surface to a depth of 440 m. It can reach a length of 1.2 m. The reproduction of this houndshark is Ovoviviparous.


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  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Mustelus palumbes" in FishBase. July 2006 version.