Mustelus henlei (Gill, 1863)
Brown smooth-hound
Mustelus henlei
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Triakidae (Houndsharks), subfamily: Triakinae
Max. size:  100 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 13 years
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 281 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: northern California, USA to the Gulf of California; Ecuador and Peru.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Adults are found on the continental shelves from the intertidal region to at least 200 m depth. They feed on crabs, ghost shrimps, mantis shrimps, isopods, squids, polychaete worms, tunicates and small bony fishes. Viviparous (with a yolk-sac placenta), with 3 to 5 young in a litter. Size at birth between 19 and 21 cm. Readily kept in captivity. Utilized for human consumption. Marketed fresh, smoked and frozen (Ref. 9987).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 December 2014 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 04.08.14
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 08.06.95

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