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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae Houndsharks
Subfamily: Triakinae
Genus: Mustelus

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27 species
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Mustelus albipinnis Whitemargin smoothhound Eastern Pacific 118 TL 2005
Mustelus andamanensis Andaman smoothhound Eastern Indian Ocean 108.5 TL 2021
Mustelus antarcticus Gummy shark Eastern Indian Ocean 175 TL 1870
Mustelus asterias Starry smooth-hound Northeast Atlantic 154 TL 1819
Mustelus californicus Gray smoothhound Eastern Pacific 124 TL 1864
Mustelus canis Dusky smooth-hound Western Atlantic 150 TL 1815
Mustelus dorsalis Sharptooth smooth-hound Eastern Pacific 64 1864
Mustelus fasciatus Striped smooth-hound Southwest Atlantic 150 TL 1913
Mustelus griseus Spotless smooth-hound Northwest Pacific 101 TL 1908
Mustelus henlei Brown smooth-hound Eastern Pacific 100 TL 1863
Mustelus higmani Smalleye smooth-hound Western Atlantic 77.4 TL 1963
Mustelus lenticulatus Spotted estuary smooth-hound Southwest Pacific 151 TL 1932
Mustelus lunulatus Sicklefin smooth-hound Eastern Pacific 175 TL 1882
Mustelus manazo Starspotted smooth-hound Western Indian Ocean 220 TL 1854
Mustelus mento Speckled smooth-hound Eastern Pacific 141 TL 1877
Mustelus minicanis Western Central Atlantic 57.4 TL 1997
Mustelus mosis Arabian smooth-hound Indian Ocean 150 TL 1899
Mustelus mustelus Smooth-hound Eastern Atlantic 200 TL 1758
Mustelus norrisi Narrowfin smooth-hound Western Atlantic 110 TL 1939
Mustelus palumbes Whitespotted smooth-hound Southeast Atlantic 120 TL 1957
Mustelus punctulatus Blackspotted smooth-hound Eastern Atlantic 190 TL 1827
Mustelus ravidus Australian grey smooth-hound Eastern Indian Ocean 78.8 TL 2006
Mustelus schmitti Narrownose smooth-hound Southwest Atlantic 92 TL 1939
Mustelus sinusmexicanus Gulf smoothhound Western Central Atlantic 140 TL 1997
Mustelus stevensi Western spotted smoothhound Eastern Indian Ocean 128.3 TL 2008
Mustelus whitneyi Humpback smooth-hound Southeast Pacific 87 TL 1973
Mustelus widodoi White-fin smooth-hound Western Pacific 108.5 TL 2006

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cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013