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The Smooth-hound lives in the demersal, marine, depth range - 350 m environment.

The dusky smooth-hound or smooth dogfish, Mustelus canis, is a species of hound shark, family Triakidae. This shark is an olive grey or brown, and may have shades of yellow or grayish white. Females live to 16 years and males have a life span of 10 years. More

The smooth-hounds are a genus, Mustelus, of sharks in the family Triakidae. The name of the genus comes from the Latin mustela meaning weasel. A smooth-hound can grow up to 5.25 ft (159 cm) long and weigh more than 29 lb (13 kg). More

The smooth-hounds are a genus, Mustelus, of sharks in the familyFamily (biology) In biological classification, family is a taxonomic rank. Exact details of formal nomenclature depend on the Nomenclature Codes which applies.... Triakidae. More

* Dusky smooth-hound, Mustelus canis (Mitchill, 1815) * Sharptooth smooth-hound, Mustelus dorsalis Gill, 1864 * Striped smooth-hound, Mustelus fasciatus (Garman, 1913) * Spotless smooth-hound, Mustelus griseus Pietschmann, 1908 * Mustelus hacat More

* Does the starry smooth-hound live in the twilight zone? * How fast do grey smooth hound sharks grow? * What is starry airs? » More Mentioned in * Vinny Miller More

Smooth-hound Shark reaches sexual maturity at about 24" in length, which it can attain in about 2 to 4 years depending on abundance of food and water conditions. More

The brown smooth-hound was originally described as Rhinotriacis henlei by Gill in 1863. This name was changed to Triakis henlei and then to the currently valid name Mustelus henlei (Gill, 1863). The genus name Mustelus is derived from the Latin "mustela" meaning weasel. More

The grey smooth-hound was originally described as Mustelus californicus by Gill in 1864. The genus name Mustelus is derived from the Latin "mustela" meaning weasel. Californicus refers to the area where this shark is commonly found. More

Common names

An scoirneach ballach in Gaelic, Irish
An scoirneach ballach in Irish (Gaeilge)
Asil köpek baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Astrogaleos in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Astrogaleos in Greek, Modern (1453)
Boca blanca in Spanish (español)
Bulaš in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Bulaš in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Cação pintado in Portuguese (Português)
Cação-pintado in Portuguese (Português)
Caella in Spanish (español)
Cagnassetto in Italian (Italiano)
Cagneto in Italian (Italiano)
Cagnoleto in Italian (Italiano)
Can bianco in Italian (Italiano)
Can pontisà in Italian (Italiano)
cane in Italian (Italiano)
Cazón in Spanish (español)
Drossitis in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Drossitis in Greek, Modern (1453)
Émissole étoilée in French (français)
Émissole tachetée in French (français)
Galeos in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Galeos in Greek, Modern (1453)
Gattone in Italian (Italiano)
Gefleckter Glatthai in German (Deutsch)
Gefleckter Hundshai in German (Deutsch)
Gevlekte gladde haai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Gevlekte toonhaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Gladde haai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Glathaj in Danish (dansk)
Glatthai in German (Deutsch)
Glatthai in Norwegian (Norsk)
Glatthaj in Swedish (Svenska)
Gluhak in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Hvitflekket glatthai in Norwegian (Norsk)
Kalb in Arabic (‫العربية)
Kalb bhar in Arabic (‫العربية)
Katat in Arabic (‫العربية)
Kelb bhar in Arabic (‫العربية)
Kerishon naqod in Hebrew (‫עברית)
Köpek baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Köpek balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Krishon matsuy in Hebrew (‫עברית)
Mazzola in Maltese (Malti)
Mazzola bla xewka in Maltese (Malti)
Mazzola tat-tbajja in Maltese (Malti)
Mekaš in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Mekaš in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Missole in French (français)
Musola dentuda in Spanish (español)
Musola estrellada in Spanish (español)
Musola pintada in Spanish (español)
Mussola in Italian (Italiano)
Mussola gravatja in Catalan (Català)
Mussola pigallada in Catalan (Català)
Nicciolo in Italian (Italiano)
Nisseua in Italian (Italiano)
Nissoa in Italian (Italiano)
Nissola grisa in Italian (Italiano)
Nocciolo stellato in Italian (Italiano)
Nördlicher Glatthai in German (Deutsch)
Nordlig hundhaj in Swedish (Svenska)
Palomb in Albanian (Shqip)
Palombo in Italian (Italiano)
Palombo nocciolo in Italian (Italiano)
Palombo stellato in Italian (Italiano)
Palomme in Italian (Italiano)
Palumbu in Italian (Italiano)
Palumme steddate in Italian (Italiano)
Palummo stelliate in Italian (Italiano)
Palummu 'mperiali in Italian (Italiano)
Palummu pintu in Italian (Italiano)
Palummu senza denti in Italian (Italiano)
Palummu stilliatu in Italian (Italiano)
Pas cukov in Serbian (српски језик)
Pas mekuš in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Pas mekuš in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Pas pena in Serbian (српски језик)
Pellumb me ylleza in Albanian (Shqip)
Pena in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Plettet glathaj in Danish (dansk)
Qarsh Mouraqqat in Arabic (‫العربية)
Žralok lovec in Czech (česky)
Sbriglio in Italian (Italiano)
smooth hound in Ukrainian (українська мова)
Smooth-hound in English
Starry smooth hound in English
starry smooth-hound in English
Starry smoothhound in English
Starry smoothound in English
Stellate smooth-hound in English
Stellotto in Italian (Italiano)
Stire in Italian (Italiano)
Stjernehaj in Danish (dansk)
Tolla in Spanish (español)
Tollo in English
Tollo in Spanish (español)
Wahsh in Arabic (‫العربية)
Weißgefleckter Glatthai in German (Deutsch)
Žralok lovec in Czech (česky)
Αστρογαλέος in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Αστρογαλέος in Greek, Modern (1453)
Γαλέος in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Δροσίτης in Greek (Ελληνικά)
宽鼻星鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
寬鼻星鯊 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Carcharhiniformes
Family : Triakidae
Genus : Mustelus
Species : Mustelus asterias
Authority : Cloquet, 1821