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Dwarf smooth hound

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subclass  Elasmobranchii
Order  Carcharhiniformes
Scientific name  Mustelus minicanis
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Superorder  Selachimorpha
Family  Triakidae
Higher classification  Smooth-hound
Dwarf smooth-hound
Similar  Gulf smooth‑hound, Australian grey smooth‑hound, Narrowfin smooth‑hound, Arabian smooth‑hound, Striped smooth‑hound

The dwarf smooth-hound (Mustelus minicanis) is a houndshark of the family Triakidae. It is found on the continental shelves of the tropical western central Atlantic, off the coast of South America between Cabo de la Vela, Colombia and Rio Caribe, Venezuela, at depths between 70 and 180 m. It can grow up to a length of 48 cm. The reproduction of dwarf smooth-hounds is Ovoviviparous.

References

Dwarf smooth-hound Wikipedia


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