Mustelus mento  Cope, 1877

Speckled smooth-hound
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Triakidae (Houndsharks) > Triakinae
Etymology: Mustelus: Latin, mustela, -ae = weasel (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Cope.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 16 - 50 m (Ref. 244).   Subtropical; 0°S - 57°S, 95°W - 67°W (Ref. 244)

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Eastern Pacific: Peru to southern Chile, including the Galapagos and Juan Fernández Islands.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 86 - 90 cm
Max length : 130 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 244)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Adults marked by small white spots but sometimes plain colored, while young specimens marked with dark colored bars (Ref. 6032).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

An inshore and offshore shark found on the continental and insular shelves (Ref. 244). Ovoviviparous, with 7 young in a litter. Size at birth about 30 cm. Utilized for human consumption.

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

Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449). Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205).

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. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: highly commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 9.7 - 20.5, mean 11.4 (based on 32 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00245 (0.00123 - 0.00490), b=3.16 (2.99 - 3.33), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Fec=7).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (66 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.