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  Common names: smoothhound (English), musola (Espanol), tiburón (Espanol)
 
Mustelus dorsalis Gill, 1864


Sharptooth smoothhound


Elongate, slender body; eyes horizontal ovals, small, widely-set, with ventral nictitating membranes; snout long, pointed; mouth long, angular; teeth high, triangular; nostrils large, length 84-95% of distance between them; spiracle length 1.1-1.2% of TL; relatively wide between eyes (width = 5.1-6.2% of TL); 5 gill slits, last 2 over pectoral fin base; 2 large dorsal fins, second slightly smaller than first; first dorsal broadly triangular, center nearer pelvic than pectoral; anal fin smaller than and with origin under middle of second dorsal; tail strongly asymmetrical, lower lobe not expanded, not with concave rear edge; skin denticles with single point.


Grey to grey-brown, paler below; dorsal, anal and tail fins without dark, frayed rear edges.



Size: 64 cm.

Habitat: continental shelf, demersal.

  Depth: 20-200 m.

The tip of Baja and central Mexico to Peru, and Malpelo.   

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