SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=488) AND ((Families.Order)= 'Carcharhiniformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Mustelus') AND ((Species.Subfamily) = 'Triakinae') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Elasmobranchii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae Houndsharks
Subfamily: Triakinae
Genus: Mustelus

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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 118 cm TL

 
Mustelus albipinnis
[Whitemargin smoothhound]

Photo by Duffy, C.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 175 cm TL
Mustelus antarcticus Günther, 1870

Photo by Duffy, C.
 
Mustelus antarcticus
[Gummy shark]

Photo by Salesjö, A.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Mustelus asterias Cloquet, 1819

Photo by Salesjö, A.
 
Mustelus asterias
[Starry smooth-hound]

Photo by Shelton, J.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 124 cm TL
Mustelus californicus Gill, 1864

Photo by Shelton, J.
 
Mustelus californicus
[Gray smoothhound]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Mustelus canis (Mitchill, 1815)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Mustelus canis
[Dusky smooth-hound]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 64 cm
Mustelus dorsalis Gill, 1864

Photo by FAO
 
Mustelus dorsalis
[Sharptooth smooth-hound]

Photo by Gadig, O.B.F.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Mustelus fasciatus (Garman, 1913)

Photo by Gadig, O.B.F.
 
Mustelus fasciatus
[Striped smooth-hound]

Photo by CAFS

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 101 cm TL
Mustelus griseus Pietschmann, 1908

Photo by CAFS
 
Mustelus griseus
[Spotless smooth-hound]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Mustelus henlei (Gill, 1863)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Mustelus henlei
[Brown smooth-hound]

Photo by Gadig, O.B.F.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Mustelus higmani Springer & Lowe, 1963

Photo by Gadig, O.B.F.
 
Mustelus higmani
[Smalleye smooth-hound]

Photo by SeaFIC

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 151 cm TL
Mustelus lenticulatus Phillipps, 1932

Photo by SeaFIC
 
Mustelus lenticulatus
[Spotted estuary smooth-hound]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 175 cm TL
Mustelus lunulatus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Mustelus lunulatus
[Sicklefin smooth-hound]

Photo by Murch, A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 220 cm TL
Mustelus manazo Bleeker, 1855

Photo by Murch, A.
 
Mustelus manazo
[Starspotted smooth-hound]

Photo by Krajangdara, T.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 57.7 cm SL
Mustelus mangalorensis Cubelio, Remya & Kurup, 2011

Photo by Krajangdara, T.
 
Mustelus mangalorensis
[]

Photo by Béarez, P.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Mustelus mento Cope, 1877

Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Mustelus mento
[Speckled smooth-hound]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 57.4 cm TL
Mustelus minicanis Heemstra, 1997

Photo by FAO
 
Mustelus minicanis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Mustelus mosis Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1899

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Mustelus mosis
[Arabian smooth-hound]

Photo by Meyer, T.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Mustelus mustelus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Meyer, T.
 
Mustelus mustelus
[Smooth-hound]

Photo by Harris, M.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Mustelus norrisi Springer, 1939

Photo by Harris, M.
 
Mustelus norrisi
[Narrowfin smooth-hound]

Photo by Le Noury, P.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Mustelus palumbes Smith, 1957

Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Mustelus palumbes
[Whitespotted smooth-hound]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 190 cm TL
Mustelus punctulatus Risso, 1827

Photo by FAO
 
Mustelus punctulatus
[Blackspotted smooth-hound]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 78.8 cm TL
Mustelus ravidus White & Last, 2006

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Mustelus ravidus
[Australian grey smooth-hound]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 92 cm TL
Mustelus schmitti Springer, 1939

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Mustelus schmitti
[Narrownose smooth-hound]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Mustelus sinusmexicanus Heemstra, 1997

Photo by FAO
 
Mustelus sinusmexicanus
[Gulf smoothhound]

Photo by Krajangdara, T.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 103.4 cm TL
Mustelus stevensi White & Last, 2008

Photo by Krajangdara, T.
 
Mustelus stevensi
[White-spotted gummy shark]
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 111.6 cm TL

 
Mustelus walkeri
[Eastern spotted gummy shark]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 87 cm TL
Mustelus whitneyi Chirichigno F., 1973

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Mustelus whitneyi
[Humpback smooth-hound]
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 108.5 cm TL

 
Mustelus widodoi
[White-fin smooth-hound]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Mustelus albipinnis Whitemargin smoothhound Eastern Pacific 118 TL 2005
Mustelus antarcticus Gummy shark Eastern Indian Ocean 175 TL 1870
Mustelus asterias Starry smooth-hound Northeast Atlantic 140 TL 1819
Mustelus californicus Gray smoothhound Eastern Pacific 124 TL 1864
Mustelus canis Dusky smooth-hound Western Atlantic 150 TL 1815
Mustelus dorsalis Sharptooth smooth-hound Eastern Pacific 64 1864
Mustelus fasciatus Striped smooth-hound Southwest Atlantic 150 TL 1913
Mustelus griseus Spotless smooth-hound Northwest Pacific 101 TL 1908
Mustelus henlei Brown smooth-hound Eastern Pacific 100 TL 1863
Mustelus higmani Smalleye smooth-hound Western Atlantic 70 TL 1963
Mustelus lenticulatus Spotted estuary smooth-hound Southwest Pacific 151 TL 1932
Mustelus lunulatus Sicklefin smooth-hound Eastern Pacific 175 TL 1882
Mustelus manazo Starspotted smooth-hound Western Indian Ocean 220 TL 1855
Mustelus mangalorensis Western Indian Ocean 57.7 SL 2011
Mustelus mento Speckled smooth-hound Eastern Pacific 130 TL 1877
Mustelus minicanis Western Central Atlantic 57.4 TL 1997
Mustelus mosis Arabian smooth-hound Indian Ocean 150 TL 1899
Mustelus mustelus Smooth-hound Eastern Atlantic 200 TL 1758
Mustelus norrisi Narrowfin smooth-hound Western Atlantic 110 TL 1939
Mustelus palumbes Whitespotted smooth-hound Southeast Atlantic 120 TL 1957
Mustelus punctulatus Blackspotted smooth-hound Eastern Atlantic 190 TL 1827
Mustelus ravidus Australian grey smooth-hound Eastern Indian Ocean 78.8 TL 2006
Mustelus schmitti Narrownose smooth-hound Southwest Atlantic 92 TL 1939
Mustelus sinusmexicanus Gulf smoothhound Western Central Atlantic 140 TL 1997
Mustelus stevensi White-spotted gummy shark Eastern Indian Ocean 103.4 TL 2008
Mustelus walkeri Eastern spotted gummy shark Western Pacific 111.6 TL 2008
Mustelus whitneyi Humpback smooth-hound Southeast Pacific 87 TL 1973
Mustelus widodoi White-fin smooth-hound Western Pacific 108.5 TL 2006



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