White-margin Fin Houndshark

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About the White-margin Fin Houndshark

The white-margin fin houndshark is a recently described shark found in the Gulf of California and possibly in the eastern Pacific at depths of 30 to 281 m.

Biology and Behaviour

They are a slender species with a dark grey-brown colouring. They grow up 120 cm long and are more active at night to hunt for their prey.   

Reproduction and Lifespan

White-margin fin houndsharks are viviparous and can have a litter size between three to 23 young. Pups are born between 30 to 35 cm long. Females mature around 94 to 98 cm long while males mature around 90 to 99 cm long. Male white-margin fin houndsharks grow up to 109 cm in length while females grow a little longer at around 118 cm long.

Conservation and Tourism

The IUCN lists white-margin fin houndsharks as data deficient because more research needs to be conducted to further assess this species. There are currently no conservation measures in place.

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Scientific Name Mustelus albipinnis
OrderGround Sharks - Carcharhiniformes
GenusMustelus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionViviparous
SizeMedium
Litter Size 1
Common Length 109 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 30 - 281 m
DistributionEastern Central Pacific
EnvironmentBenthopelagic
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