Mustelus widodoi

White & Last, 2006

White-fin 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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Citation: Mustelus widodoi 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 White-fin smooth-hound

Short Description
This moderately sized species is characterized by the following: low preanal length to anal-caudal space, 7.1-8.7, and to dorsal-caudal space, 5.3-6 ratios; moderately large dorsal fins, upright, base length of first dorsal 1.3-1.5 times anal-caudal space; claspers of adult males terminating well short of anal-fin origin; about 73/69 rows of teeth, exposed evenly around symphysis of lower jaw when mouth is closed; 86-89 precaudal vertebrae centra, 33-35 monospondylous centra; first dorsal fin with a broad white margin; apex of second dorsal fin with a distinct black margin; terminal caudal lobe with distinct black tip (Ref. 72460).

Western Pacific: Bali, Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age
108.5 cm TL (female)

benthopelagic; marine; depth range 60 - 120 m (Ref. 72460)

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