Mustelus dorsalis Gill, 1864
Sharptooth smooth-hound
photo by FAO

Family:  Triakidae (Houndsharks), subfamily: Triakinae
Max. size:  64 cm (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 20 - 200 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: southern Mexico to Peru.
Biology:  An inshore bottom-dwelling shark found on the continental shelves. Feeds primarily on shrimps and probably other crustaceans. Viviparous (with a yolk-sac placenta), with 4 young in a litter. Size at birth, 21 to 23 cm.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 30 April 2004 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 27.10.14
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 08.06.95

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