Smooth-hound
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The smooth-hounds are a genus, Mustelus, of sharks in the family
Family (biology)
In biological classification, family is* a taxonomic rank. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, and species, with family fitting between order and genus. As for the other well-known ranks, there is the option of an immediately lower rank, indicated by the...

 Triakidae. The name of the genus comes from the Latin
Latin
Latin is an Italic language originally spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. It, along with most European languages, is a descendant of the ancient Proto-Indo-European language. Although it is considered a dead language, a number of scholars and members of the Christian clergy speak it fluently, and...

 mustela meaning weasel
Weasel
Weasels are mammals forming the genus Mustela of the Mustelidae family. They are small, active predators, long and slender with short legs....

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A smooth-hound can grow up to 5 ft. 3 in. (159 cm) long and weigh more than 29 lb (13 kg).
  • Mustelus albipinnis Castro-Aguirre, Antuna-Mendiola, González-Acosta & De La Cruz-Agüero, 2005 (White-margin Fin Houndshark)
  • Mustelus antarcticus Günther, 1870 (Gummy shark)
  • Mustelus asterias Cloquet
    Hippolyte Cloquet
    Hippolyte Cloquet was a French physician and anatomist who was a native of Paris. He was the brother of surgeon Jules Germain Cloquet , and father to Ernest Cloquet , who was a personal physician to Mohammad Shah Qajar of Persia.He studied medicine in Paris, where he earned his doctorate in 1815...

    , 1821
    (Starry smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus californicus Gill
    Theodore Gill
    Theodore Nicholas Gill was an American ichthyologist, mammalogist, malacologist and librarian.Born and educated in New York City under private tutors, Gill early showed interest in natural history. He was associated with J...

    , 1864
    (Grey smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus canis (Mitchill, 1815) (Dusky smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus dorsalis Gill
    Theodore Gill
    Theodore Nicholas Gill was an American ichthyologist, mammalogist, malacologist and librarian.Born and educated in New York City under private tutors, Gill early showed interest in natural history. He was associated with J...

    , 1864
    (Sharptooth smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus fasciatus (Garman, 1913) (Striped smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus griseus Pietschmann
    Viktor Pietschmann
    Viktor Pietschmann was an Austrian ichthyologist at the Vienna Museum of Natural History. He was the curator of the fish collection from 1919 to 1946. During his life, he made collecting to trips to the Barents Sea, Greenland, Mesopotamia, Armenia, Hawaii, Romania, and Poland. He described many...

    , 1908
    (Spotless smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus henlei (Gill
    Theodore Gill
    Theodore Nicholas Gill was an American ichthyologist, mammalogist, malacologist and librarian.Born and educated in New York City under private tutors, Gill early showed interest in natural history. He was associated with J...

    , 1863)
    (Brown smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus higmani V.
Encyclopedia
The smooth-hounds are a genus, Mustelus, of sharks in the family
Family (biology)
In biological classification, family is* a taxonomic rank. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, and species, with family fitting between order and genus. As for the other well-known ranks, there is the option of an immediately lower rank, indicated by the...

 Triakidae. The name of the genus comes from the Latin
Latin
Latin is an Italic language originally spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. It, along with most European languages, is a descendant of the ancient Proto-Indo-European language. Although it is considered a dead language, a number of scholars and members of the Christian clergy speak it fluently, and...

 mustela meaning weasel
Weasel
Weasels are mammals forming the genus Mustela of the Mustelidae family. They are small, active predators, long and slender with short legs....

.

A smooth-hound can grow up to 5 ft. 3 in. (159 cm) long and weigh more than 29 lb (13 kg).

Species

  • Mustelus albipinnis Castro-Aguirre, Antuna-Mendiola, González-Acosta & De La Cruz-Agüero, 2005 (White-margin Fin Houndshark)
  • Mustelus antarcticus Günther, 1870 (Gummy shark)
  • Mustelus asterias Cloquet
    Hippolyte Cloquet
    Hippolyte Cloquet was a French physician and anatomist who was a native of Paris. He was the brother of surgeon Jules Germain Cloquet , and father to Ernest Cloquet , who was a personal physician to Mohammad Shah Qajar of Persia.He studied medicine in Paris, where he earned his doctorate in 1815...

    , 1821
    (Starry smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus californicus Gill
    Theodore Gill
    Theodore Nicholas Gill was an American ichthyologist, mammalogist, malacologist and librarian.Born and educated in New York City under private tutors, Gill early showed interest in natural history. He was associated with J...

    , 1864
    (Grey smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus canis (Mitchill, 1815) (Dusky smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus dorsalis Gill
    Theodore Gill
    Theodore Nicholas Gill was an American ichthyologist, mammalogist, malacologist and librarian.Born and educated in New York City under private tutors, Gill early showed interest in natural history. He was associated with J...

    , 1864
    (Sharptooth smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus fasciatus (Garman, 1913) (Striped smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus griseus Pietschmann
    Viktor Pietschmann
    Viktor Pietschmann was an Austrian ichthyologist at the Vienna Museum of Natural History. He was the curator of the fish collection from 1919 to 1946. During his life, he made collecting to trips to the Barents Sea, Greenland, Mesopotamia, Armenia, Hawaii, Romania, and Poland. He described many...

    , 1908
    (Spotless smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus henlei (Gill
    Theodore Gill
    Theodore Nicholas Gill was an American ichthyologist, mammalogist, malacologist and librarian.Born and educated in New York City under private tutors, Gill early showed interest in natural history. He was associated with J...

    , 1863)
    (Brown smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus higmani V. G. Springer & R. H. Lowe, 1963 (Smalleye smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus lenticulatus Phillipps, 1932 (Spotted estuary smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus lunulatus D. S. Jordan
    David Starr Jordan
    David Starr Jordan, Ph.D., LL.D. was a leading eugenicist, ichthyologist, educator and peace activist. He was president of Indiana University and Stanford University.-Early life and education:...

     & C. H. Gilbert
    Charles Henry Gilbert
    Charles Henry Gilbert was a pioneer ichthyologist and fishery biologist of particular significance to natural history of the western United States. He collected and studied fishes from Central America north to Alaska and described many new species...

    , 1882
    (Sicklefin smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus manazo Bleeker
    Pieter Bleeker
    Pieter Bleeker was a Dutch medical doctor and ichthyologist, famous for his work on the fishes of East Asia – Atlas Ichthyologique des Orientales Neerlandaises – which was published 1862–1877....

    , 1854
    (Starspotted smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus mangalorensis Cubelio, Remya R & Kurup, 2011
  • Mustelus mento Cope
    Edward Drinker Cope
    Edward Drinker Cope was an American paleontologist and comparative anatomist, as well as a noted herpetologist and ichthyologist. Born to a wealthy Quaker family, Cope distinguished himself as a child prodigy interested in science; he published his first scientific paper at the age of nineteen...

    , 1877
    (Speckled smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus minicanis
    Mustelus minicanis
    Mustelus minicanis is a houndshark of the family Triakidae, found on the continental shelves of the tropical western central Atlantic from the coast of South America between Cape La Vela, Colombia and Rio Caribe, Venezuela, at depths of between 70 and 180 m. Its length is up to...

    Heemstra, 1997 (Dwarf Smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus mosis Hemprich
    Wilhelm Hemprich
    Wilhelm Friedrich Hemprich was a German naturalist and explorer.Hemprich was born in Glatz , Prussian Silesia, and studied medicine at Breslau and Berlin...

     & Ehrenberg
    Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
    Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg , German naturalist, zoologist, comparative anatomist, geologist, and microscopist, was one of the most famous and productive scientists of his time.- Early collections :...

    , 1899
    (Arabian smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus mustelus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Common smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus norrisi S. Springer
    Stewart Springer
    Stewart Springer, was a world renowned expert on shark behavior, classification , and distribution of shark populations. There are more than 35 species of sharks, skates, rays, and other animals either classified originally by him or named after him.-Education:Springer was a field naturalist,...

    , 1939
    (Narrowfin smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus palumbes J. L. B. Smith, 1957 (Whitespotted smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus punctulatus Risso
    Antoine Risso
    Giuseppe Antonio Risso , called Antoine Risso, was a Niçard naturalist.Risso was born in Nice, County of Nice, a part of the Duchy of Savoy, and studied under Giovanni Battista Balbis. He published , and . Risso's dolphin was named after him...

    , 1827
    (Blackspotted smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus ravidus
    Mustelus ravidus
    The Australian grey smooth-hound or grey gummy shark is a species of houndshark, family Triakidae, native to the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean waters surrounding Australia. The shark is widespread in deep coastal waters ....

    W. T. White & Last, 2006 (Australian grey smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus schmitti S. Springer
    Stewart Springer
    Stewart Springer, was a world renowned expert on shark behavior, classification , and distribution of shark populations. There are more than 35 species of sharks, skates, rays, and other animals either classified originally by him or named after him.-Education:Springer was a field naturalist,...

    , 1939
    (Narrownose smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus sinusmexicanus Heemstra, 1997 (Gulf smoothhound)
  • Mustelus stevensi W. T. White & Last, 2008 (White-spotted gummy shark)
  • Mustelus walkeri W. T. White & Last, 2008 (Eastern spotted gummy shark)
  • Mustelus whitneyi Chirichigno F., 1973 (Humpback smooth-hound)
  • Mustelus widodoi
    Mustelus widodoi
    The white-fin smooth-hound is a species of tropical houndshark, family Triakidae, found in the Bali and Indonesia areas of the Western Pacific....

    W. T. White & Last, 2006 (White-fin Smooth-hound)
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