Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes
(Ground sharks) > Triakidae
(Houndsharks) > Triakinae
Etymology: Mustelus: Latin, mustela, -ae = weasel (Ref. 45335); widodoi: Named for Dr. Johannes Widodo, for his work on the shark and ray fisheries of Indonesia. More on authors: White & Last.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 60 - 120 m (Ref. 72460), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Bali, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 108.5 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This moderately sized species is characterized by the following: low preanal length to anal-caudal space, 7.1-8.7, and to dorsal-caudal space, 5.3-6 ratios; moderately large dorsal fins, upright, base length of first dorsal 1.3-1.5 times anal-caudal space; claspers of adult males terminating well short of anal-fin origin; about 73/69 rows of teeth, exposed evenly around symphysis of lower jaw when mouth is closed; 86-89 precaudal vertebrae centra, 33-35 monospondylous centra; first dorsal fin with a broad white margin; apex of second dorsal fin with a distinct black margin; terminal caudal lobe with distinct black tip (Ref. 72460).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
White, W.T. and P.R. Last, 2006. Description of two new species of smooth-hounds, Mustelus widodoi and M. ravidus (Carcharhiniformes: Triakidae) from the western central Pacific. Cybium 30(3):235-246. (Ref. 72460)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00240 (0.00109 - 0.00528), b=3.13 (2.95 - 3.31), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (59 of 100) .