smooth-hound


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smooth-hound

or smooth·hound (smo͞oth′hound′)
n.
Any of various bottom-dwelling sharks of the genus Mustelus, having a slender body and a large second dorsal fin.
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He wanted to go to the surface and harpoon the monsters, particularly certain smooth-hound sharks, whose mouth is studded with teeth like a mosaic; and large tiger-sharks nearly six yards long, the last named of which seemed to excite him more particularly.
Levels of trace elements were additionally found to be lower.Total unsaturated fatty acids were found to be 63.70% 64.85% 63.04% 63.29% 59.04% and 58.38% for the smooth-hound bignose shark guitarfish stingray eagle ray and cownose ray respectively.
These fisheries operate on a multispecies basis (i.e., more than 20 species), targeting mainly narrownose smooth-hound shark Mustelus spp., tope shark Galeorhinus galeus, angel shark Squatina spp., rays Sympterygia spp., Atlantoraja spp.
I believe this is what my son experiences when he is in the presence of a smooth-hound shark.
The impressive smooth-hound shark, pictured left, was spotted on the sand at Newton beach in Porthcawl.
Pollack, smooth-hound, launce, mackerel, ballan wrasse, pout, lesserspotted dogfish, conger eels and a thornback ray all fell for his wiles.
Last year a club diver came across a smooth-hound, a member of the shark family, that was trapped in old netting."
A SCHOOL of sharks is feared to be lurking off our coast after the body of a smooth-hound was washed up.
Plaice, dogfish and possibly conger eel could turn up off the Cumbria coast, while the smooth-hound, thornback ray and bass are more numerous off Humberside than they are off the North Yorkshire and South Durham coast.
The huss was followed by an 11lb 8oz starry smooth-hound with a 40-point score.
But unfortunately, it was just a 3ft smooth-hound shark - not the 12ft man eater described by horrified witnesses.