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Mustelus lenticulatus  Phillipps, 1932

Spotted estuary smooth-hound
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Triakidae (Houndsharks) > Triakinae
Etymology: Mustelus: Latin, mustela, -ae = weasel (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; oceanodromous (Ref. 54100); depth range 0 - 860 m (Ref. 26346), usually 0 - 400 m (Ref. 89422).   Subtropical, preferred 15°C (Ref. 107945); 34°S - 48°S

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Southwest Pacific: Kermadec Islands (Ref. 8879) and New Zealand; reported from southern Australia (Ref. 9258).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 92.0, range 79 - 100 cm
Max length : 125 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9072); 151.0 cm TL (female); common length : 85.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9258)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the insular shelves, often close inshore (Ref. 244). Feeds on crustaceans, especially crabs (Ref. 244). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Makes seasonal inshore-offshore movements (Ref. 244). Makes extensive coastal migrations, with one tagged female moving at least 1160 km (Ref. 54100). Forms schools separated by size and sex (Ref. 244). Utilized fresh for human consumption (Ref. 244).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449). With 2 to 37 young born at 20-32 cm (Ref. 26346).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Compagno, Leonard J.V. | Collaborators

Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 244)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
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