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Family: Triakidae Houndsharks



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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 160 cm TL
Furgaleus macki (Whitley, 1943)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Furgaleus macki
[Whiskery shark]



World-wide in temperate w
Max. Length 195 cm TL
Galeorhinus galeus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by SeaFIC
 
Galeorhinus galeus
[Tope shark]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 74 cm TL
Gogolia filewoodi Compagno, 1973

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Gogolia filewoodi
[Sailback houndshark]



Western Central Pacific

Hemitriakis abdita Compagno & Stevens, 1993

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hemitriakis abdita
[Deepwater sicklefin hound shark]
No picture found

Max. Length 88 cm TL

 
Hemitriakis complicofasciata
[]
No picture found


 
Hemitriakis falcata
[Sicklefin hound shark]
No picture found

Max. Length 120 cm TL

 
Hemitriakis indroyonoi
[Indonesian Houndshark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Hemitriakis japanica (Müller & Henle, 1839)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hemitriakis japanica
[Japanese topeshark]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 96 cm TL
Hemitriakis leucoperiptera Herre, 1923

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hemitriakis leucoperiptera
[Whitefin topeshark]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 127 cm TL
Hypogaleus hyugaensis (Miyosi, 1939)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hypogaleus hyugaensis
[Blacktip tope]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Iago garricki Fourmanoir & Rivaton, 1979

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Iago garricki
[Longnose houndshark]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 57.7 cm SL
Iago mangalorensis (Cubelio, Remya & Kurup, 2011)

Photo by Photo by Krajangdara, T.
 
Iago mangalorensis
[Mangalore houndshark]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 58 cm TL
Iago omanensis (Norman, 1939)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Iago omanensis
[Bigeye houndshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 118 cm TL

 
Mustelus albipinnis
[Whitemargin smoothhound]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 175 cm TL
Mustelus antarcticus Günther, 1870

Photo by Photo by Duffy, C.
 
Mustelus antarcticus
[Gummy shark]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Mustelus asterias Cloquet, 1819

Photo by Photo by Salesjö, A.
 
Mustelus asterias
[Starry smooth-hound]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 124 cm TL
Mustelus californicus Gill, 1864

Photo by Photo by Shelton, J.
 
Mustelus californicus
[Gray smoothhound]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Mustelus canis (Mitchill, 1815)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Mustelus canis
[Dusky smooth-hound]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 64 cm
Mustelus dorsalis Gill, 1864

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Mustelus dorsalis
[Sharptooth smooth-hound]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Mustelus fasciatus (Garman, 1913)

Photo by Photo by Gadig, O.B.F.
 
Mustelus fasciatus
[Striped smooth-hound]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 101 cm TL
Mustelus griseus Pietschmann, 1908

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Mustelus griseus
[Spotless smooth-hound]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Mustelus henlei (Gill, 1863)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Mustelus henlei
[Brown smooth-hound]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Mustelus higmani Springer & Lowe, 1963

Photo by Photo by Gadig, O.B.F.
 
Mustelus higmani
[Smalleye smooth-hound]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 151 cm TL
Mustelus lenticulatus Phillipps, 1932

Photo by Photo by SeaFIC
 
Mustelus lenticulatus
[Spotted estuary smooth-hound]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 175 cm TL
Mustelus lunulatus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Mustelus lunulatus
[Sicklefin smooth-hound]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 220 cm TL
Mustelus manazo Bleeker, 1855

Photo by Photo by Murch, A.
 
Mustelus manazo
[Starspotted smooth-hound]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Mustelus mento Cope, 1877

Photo by Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Mustelus mento
[Speckled smooth-hound]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 57.4 cm TL
Mustelus minicanis Heemstra, 1997

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Mustelus minicanis
[]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Mustelus mosis Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1899

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Mustelus mosis
[Arabian smooth-hound]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Mustelus mustelus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Meyer, T.
 
Mustelus mustelus
[Smooth-hound]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Mustelus norrisi Springer, 1939

Photo by Photo by Harris, M.
 
Mustelus norrisi
[Narrowfin smooth-hound]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Mustelus palumbes Smith, 1957

Photo by Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Mustelus palumbes
[Whitespotted smooth-hound]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 190 cm TL
Mustelus punctulatus Risso, 1827

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Mustelus punctulatus
[Blackspotted smooth-hound]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 78.8 cm TL
Mustelus ravidus White & Last, 2006

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Mustelus ravidus
[Australian grey smooth-hound]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 92 cm TL
Mustelus schmitti Springer, 1939

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Mustelus schmitti
[Narrownose smooth-hound]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Mustelus sinusmexicanus Heemstra, 1997

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Mustelus sinusmexicanus
[Gulf smoothhound]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 103.4 cm TL
Mustelus stevensi White & Last, 2008

Photo by Photo by Krajangdara, T.
 
Mustelus stevensi
[White-spotted gummy shark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 111.6 cm TL
Mustelus walkeri White & Last, 2008

Photo by Photo by White, W.T. & P.R. Last
 
Mustelus walkeri
[Eastern spotted gummy shark]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 87 cm TL
Mustelus whitneyi Chirichigno F., 1973

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Mustelus whitneyi
[Humpback smooth-hound]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 108.5 cm TL
Mustelus widodoi White & Last, 2006

Photo by Photo by White, W.T. & P.R. Last
 
Mustelus widodoi
[White-fin smooth-hound]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 102 cm TL
Scylliogaleus quecketti Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Scylliogaleus quecketti
[Flapnose houndshark]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 102 cm TL
Triakis acutipinna Kato, 1968

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Triakis acutipinna
[Sharpfin houndshark]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Triakis maculata Kner & Steindachner, 1867

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Triakis maculata
[Spotted houndshark]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 174 cm TL
Triakis megalopterus (Smith, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Zsilavecz, G.
 
Triakis megalopterus
[Sharptooth houndshark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Triakis scyllium Müller & Henle, 1839

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Triakis scyllium
[Banded houndshark]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 198 cm TL
Triakis semifasciata Girard, 1855

Photo by Photo by Moreau, J.
 
Triakis semifasciata
[Leopard shark]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Furgaleus macki Whiskery shark Eastern Indian Ocean 160 TL 1943
Galeorhinus galeus Tope shark World-wide in temperate w 195 TL 1758
Gogolia filewoodi Sailback houndshark Western Central Pacific 74 TL 1973
Hemitriakis abdita Deepwater sicklefin hound shark Western Central Pacific 1993
Hemitriakis complicofasciata Northwest Pacific 88 TL 2004
Hemitriakis falcata Sicklefin hound shark Eastern Indian Ocean 1993
Hemitriakis indroyonoi Indonesian Houndshark Indian Ocean 120 TL 2009
Hemitriakis japanica Japanese topeshark Northwest Pacific 120 TL 1839
Hemitriakis leucoperiptera Whitefin topeshark Western Central Pacific 96 TL 1923
Hypogaleus hyugaensis Blacktip tope Indo-West Pacific 127 TL 1939
Iago garricki Longnose houndshark Western Central Pacific 75 TL 1979
Iago mangalorensis Mangalore houndshark Western Indian Ocean 57.7 SL 2011
Iago omanensis Bigeye houndshark Western Indian Ocean 58 TL 1939
Mustelus albipinnis Whitemargin smoothhound Eastern Pacific 118 TL 2005
Mustelus antarcticus Gummy shark Eastern Indian Ocean 175 TL 1870
Mustelus asterias Starry smooth-hound Northeast Atlantic 140 TL 1819
Mustelus californicus Gray smoothhound Eastern Pacific 124 TL 1864
Mustelus canis Dusky smooth-hound Western Atlantic 150 TL 1815
Mustelus dorsalis Sharptooth smooth-hound Eastern Pacific 64 1864
Mustelus fasciatus Striped smooth-hound Southwest Atlantic 150 TL 1913
Mustelus griseus Spotless smooth-hound Northwest Pacific 101 TL 1908
Mustelus henlei Brown smooth-hound Eastern Pacific 100 TL 1863
Mustelus higmani Smalleye smooth-hound Western Atlantic 70 TL 1963
Mustelus lenticulatus Spotted estuary smooth-hound Southwest Pacific 151 TL 1932
Mustelus lunulatus Sicklefin smooth-hound Eastern Pacific 175 TL 1882
Mustelus manazo Starspotted smooth-hound Western Indian Ocean 220 TL 1855
Mustelus mento Speckled smooth-hound Eastern Pacific 130 TL 1877
Mustelus minicanis Western Central Atlantic 57.4 TL 1997
Mustelus mosis Arabian smooth-hound Indian Ocean 150 TL 1899
Mustelus mustelus Smooth-hound Eastern Atlantic 200 TL 1758
Mustelus norrisi Narrowfin smooth-hound Western Atlantic 110 TL 1939
Mustelus palumbes Whitespotted smooth-hound Southeast Atlantic 120 TL 1957
Mustelus punctulatus Blackspotted smooth-hound Eastern Atlantic 190 TL 1827
Mustelus ravidus Australian grey smooth-hound Eastern Indian Ocean 78.8 TL 2006
Mustelus schmitti Narrownose smooth-hound Southwest Atlantic 92 TL 1939
Mustelus sinusmexicanus Gulf smoothhound Western Central Atlantic 140 TL 1997
Mustelus stevensi White-spotted gummy shark Eastern Indian Ocean 103.4 TL 2008
Mustelus walkeri Eastern spotted gummy shark Western Pacific 111.6 TL 2008
Mustelus whitneyi Humpback smooth-hound Southeast Pacific 87 TL 1973
Mustelus widodoi White-fin smooth-hound Western Pacific 108.5 TL 2006
Scylliogaleus quecketti Flapnose houndshark Western Indian Ocean 102 TL 1902
Triakis acutipinna Sharpfin houndshark Eastern Pacific 102 TL 1968
Triakis maculata Spotted houndshark Eastern Pacific 180 TL 1867
Triakis megalopterus Sharptooth houndshark Southeast Atlantic 174 TL 1839
Triakis scyllium Banded houndshark Northwest Pacific 150 TL 1839
Triakis semifasciata Leopard shark Eastern Pacific 198 TL 1855



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