Mustelus ravidus

White & Last, 2006

Australian grey smooth-hound
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Triakidae

Reference of the original description
White, W.T. & Last, P.R. (2006)
Description of two new species of smooth-hounds, Mustelus widodoi and M. ravidus (Carcharhiniformes : Triakidae) from the Western Central Pacific. Cybium, 30(3), 235–246

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Mustelus ravidus
Paratype: CSIRO: CA 3368; CSIRO: CA 3319; CSIRO: CA 3038; CSIRO: CA 3037; CSIRO: CA 3367; CSIRO: H 4072-06;

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Citation: Mustelus ravidus White & Last, 2006: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Common names
eng Australian grey smooth-hound

Short Description
This species is moderately-sized with the following set of characters: high preanal length to anal-caudal space (9.6-10.5), to dorsal-caudal space (6.1-6.8) ratios; dorsal fins are large, slightly raked back, base length of first dorsal fin (0.8-1) times anal-caudal space; claspers of adult males are relatively long with outer length about 10% TL, terminating only slightly short of anal fin origin; teeth in about 77/73 rows, exposed to a greater extent around symphysis of lower jaw when mouth closed; 90-91 precaudal vertebral centra; 35-37 monospondylous centra; narrow white tip and thin pale margin on first dorsal fin, distinct dusky tip on second dorsal fin and distinct black tip on terminal caudal lobe (Ref. 72460).

Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia. Source:

Size / Weight / Age
68.3 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 72460)); 78.8 cm TL (female)

benthopelagic; marine; depth range 106 - 300 m (Ref. 72460)

shark-references Species-ID=3820;