Animalia > Chordata > Elasmobranchii > Carcharhiniformes > Triakidae > Mustelus > Mustelus manazo

Mustelus manazo (Gummy dogfish; Gummy shark; Japanese smooth hound; Spotted shark; Star-spotted gummy shark; Star-spotted shark; Star-spotted smooth hound; Starspotted smooth-hound; Topes; Hound shark)

Synonyms: Mustelus monazo
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Wikipedia Abstract

The starspotted smooth-hound (Mustelus manazo) is a houndshark of the family Triakidae. It is found in the western Indian Ocean between latitudes 45° N and 10° S, from the surface to a depth of 360 m. The reproduction of this shark is Ovoviviparous.
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Adult Weight [1]  6.936 lbs (3.146 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  2 years 11 months
Male Maturity [1]  2 years 1 month
Litter Size [1]  8
Maximum Longevity [1]  10 years

Prey / Diet


Mustelus manazo (Gummy dogfish)[2]



Western Indian Ocean: Kenya. Western Pacific: southern Siberia, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and Viet Nam; Chesterfield Islands (Ref. 11897).;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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