Mustelus sinusmexicanus Heemstra, 1997
Gulf smoothhound
Mustelus sinusmexicanus
photo by FAO

Family:  Triakidae (Houndsharks), subfamily: Triakinae
Max. size:  83 cm TL (male/unsexed); 140 cm TL (female)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 20 - 250 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: apparently endemic to the Gulf of Mexico, from off Panama City, Florida to the Bay of Campeche.
Biology:  Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 12.01.99
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 22.09.08

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