Mustelus albipinnis  Castro-Aguirre, Antuna-Mendiola, González-Acosta & de la Cruz-Agüero, 2005

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

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 30 - 281 m (Ref. 30948).   Tropical

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 109 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30948); 118.0 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Description of Mustelus hacat: this species differs from its congeners in having a uniformly dark gray brown color above and conspicuously having white tips and trailing edges of the dorsal, pectoral, anal, and caudal fins. Although some specimens of M. lunulatus and newborn pups and juveniles of M. canis from the western Atlantic, have tips and trailing edges of first dorsal, pectoral, anal, and caudal fins transparent or pale white, they clearly differ from this species in having less contrasted dorsal color compared with tips and trailing edges of the fins. Mustelus hacat is distinguished from the other eastern North Pacific species of Mustelus in having: 1) upper jaw teeth cuspidate and distinctly asymmetric, with low rounded cusp (teeth of californicus and lunulatus are from molariform to cuspidate and slightly asymmetric, with blunt to low rounded cusp, whereas henlei and dorsalis have cuspidate and slightly asymmetric, with high sharp cusp teeth); 2) upper jaw labial folds notably longer than the lower folds, only similar to henlei (californicus has upper and lower jaw labial folds about equal in length, lunulatus has upper jaw labial folds notably shorter than lower jaw labial folds, and dorsalis has upper jaw labial folds slightly longer than lower jaw labial folds); 3) posterior margin of first dorsal fin vertical from apex, only similar to lunulatus, californicus, henlei, and dorsalis have the first dorsal fin with sloping posterior margin); 4) inter-nostril space wide (49-58 vs. 33-49% pre-oral length for all other four species); and 5) inter-orbital space wide (5.6-6.8 vs. 4.3-5.6% TL for californicus, henlei, lunulatus, but similar to dorsalis 5.7-7.5% TL) (Ref. 30948).

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Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Information for Mustelus hacat include mode of reproduction is placental viviparity, having a brood size of 3 to 23 (mean 16); embryo measures 25-34 cm TL (mean 29 cm); young born probably between 30-35 cm TL; females mature between 94-98 cm and males between 90-99 cm TL. Caught by trawlers (Ref. 30948).

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Castro-Aguirre, J.L., A. Antuna-Mendiola, A.F. González-Acosta and J. De la Cruz-Agüero, 2005. Mustelus albipinnis sp. Nov. (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Triakidae) from the southwestern coast of Baja California Sur, México. Hidrobiológica 15(2):123-130.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00219 (0.00108 - 0.00443), b=3.18 (3.01 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (61 of 100) .