Mustelus fasciatus  (Garman, 1913)

Striped smooth-hound
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Triakidae (Houndsharks) > Triakinae
Etymology: Mustelus: Latin, mustela, -ae = weasel (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 250 m (Ref. 56500), usually 1 - 50 m (Ref. 56500).   Subtropical; 30°S - 47°S

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 123.3  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 150 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 244); common length : 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6077)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Longer snout relative to the size of the eye, head more flattened. Back brown with narrow transverse bands of darker separated spaces. Yellow spot in front of each eye above each orbit. Fins dark with narrow edgings lighter. Lower surfaces whitish (Ref. 6032).

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Southwest Atlantic: southern Brazil to northern Argentina.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the continental shelf. Newbies are found on beaches of between 1 and 5 m depth, juveniles occupy inshore waters at between 15 and 50 m, and adults are found down to 50 and on upper slopes of up to 250 m in depth (Ref. 56500). Presumably feeds on crustaceans and other benthic invertebrates. Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449). Size at birth at or below about 39 cm. Utilized fresh-frozen and dried salted for human consumption.

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. 90363)

  Critically Endangered (CR) (A2abd+3bd+4abd)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00219 (0.00107 - 0.00448), b=3.18 (3.01 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.7 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Fec = 4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (75 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.