Brown smooth-hound

Reproduction is viviparous.

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The Brown smooth-hound lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 0 - 200 m environment.

The brown smooth-hound, Mustelus henlei, is a houndshark of the family Triakidae, found on the continental shelves of the subtropical eastern Pacific from northern California to the Gulf of California, Ecuador and Peru between latitudes 43° N and 18° S, from the surface to 200 m. More

While Brown Smooth-hounds are a relatively small shark in that they only reach lengths up to 3 feet, they are very active muscular fish that need plenty of open room to swim. 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

Distinctive Features: The body of the brown smooth-hound is slender and the head is rather short with a long, blunt snout. The first dorsal fin is broadly triangular with a frayed trailing fin margin . It originates above the free rear tips of the pectoral fins. More

Common names

Brown smooth hound in English
Brown smooth-hound in English
brown smoothhound in English
Bruine toonhaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Brun glathaj in Danish (dansk)
Cazón de leche in Spanish (español)
cazón hilacho in Spanish (español)
Cazón pardo in Spanish (español)
Emissole brune in French (français)
Musola in sp
Musola parda in Spanish (español)
Mustelus henlei in French (français)
Smoothhound in English
Tiburón in sp
汉氏皱唇鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
漢氏皺唇鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
褐星鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
褐星鲨 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Carcharhiniformes
Family : Triakidae
Genus : Mustelus
Species : Mustelus henlei
Authority : Gill, 1863