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Smooth-Hound Shark (Mustelus mustelus) are observed to have two distinct variations in their appearance – the Starry Smooth-Hound has lots of tiny white dots along its back whereas the Common Smooth-Hound is grey all over. They are thought to be the same species.

These sharks have powerful muscles in their jaws to allow them to crunch through hard-backed prey such as hermit crabs and squat lobsters.

Type

Fish

What do they eat?

Crustaceans and small fish

Size

1.4m

Water Type

Cold saltwater

Where are we?

North Atlantic, UK coasts

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