Mustelus schmitti Springer, 1939
Narrownose smooth-hound
photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Family:  Triakidae (Houndsharks), subfamily: Triakinae
Max. size:  92 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 60 - 195 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: southern Brazil to northern Argentina.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found on the continental shelf. Feeds on crabs and probably other crustaceans, and presumably small fishes. Ovoviviparous (aplacental) with 2 to 7 pups per litter. Size at birth 26 cm. Utilized for human consumption.
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 01 July 2019 (A2bd) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.02.07
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 28.03.94

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