Sharptooth Smooth-hound

About the Sharptooth Smooth-hound

The Sharptooth smoothhound is a houndshark species found in tropical waters between Southern Mexico and Peru. They inhabit continental shelves and subsist predominantly on a diet of shrimp.

Reproduction is viviparous and they usually produce litters of four. The pups are 21-23cm at birth and both male and females become mature at around 43cm. The maximum total length for this species is 64cm.

There isn’t enough information to assess their population health. Their conservation status is “Data Deficient.”

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Scientific Name Mustelus dorsalis
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusMustelus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionViviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size 4
Common Length 64.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 20 - 200 m
DistributionEastern Central Pacific, Southeast Pacific
EnvironmentDemersal
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