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The quick way to separate smoothound from small tope is by the teeth. The tope's teeth are triangular and ultra sharp capable of chopping prey clean through. The smoothound's teeth are flattened and blunt similar to a rays and designed for crushing crabs etc, and not for cutting. More

Smoothound Fishing in South Wales onboard Lady Helen Penarth = Both Starry and common smoothounds , are prolific during the summer months in the Bristol channel. More

”Tope and smoothound have no history of commercial value in the UK and to get them listed as recreational species wouldn’t cause any job losses or hardship.” It was not generally realised, Mr. More

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great fishing for Smoothound early in the year. It can also produce good fishing for Tope, Ray and Bass. North and south of the small river are good locations. Long casts are an added advantage here as the shelves and banks are a goo distance off shore. More

smoothound can bring. During one trip aboard My Way in 2007, Brian’s rod lurched over and the ratchet screamed off with what was originally though to be a fairly ‘good’ fish. More

springtime smoothound are common on night tides. There is also excellent beach fishing over sand for codling, bass and flounders especially where the Kilgorman river crosses the beach. The area fishes particularly well after a strong easterly wind. More

* 13 lb 11 oz Smoothound by scott belbin scott belbin 13 lb 11 oz Smoothound Galloper (31-Aug-2009)Thumbs Up * 13 lb 8 oz Smoothound by stacey ely stacey ely 13 lb 8 oz Smoothound Galloper (31-Aug-2009)Thumbs Up More

plenty of bream, smoothound and tope, like that of Arthur Sabunas, willing to feed. Once again the smoothound are preferring crab and the tope will readily take a big mackerel or squid bait. More

smoothound fishingThe Ever shifting sands of the linconshire coast north of skegness is a must for any serious sporting angler during the summer months. When the hords of smoothounds hit the beaches it can result in some of the best sport available in the UK anywhere. More

smoothound is less deep than that on the tope, and the smoothies lower tail lobe is small but on the tope both upper and lower lobes are roughly equal in length. The best bait for Smoothounds is just simply crabs. More

South Africa: Smoothound Sharks to be Tagged in Langebaan Lagoon As part of efforts to research the population of smoothhound sharks in the Langebaan Lagoon, the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT) is hosting a tagging derby on Saturday. More

For the bass and smoothound, go for a one hook rig and short hook trace of about 12ins. For long range rays and turbot, stick to a clipped down one hook rig with a 3-ft hook length. More

The big smoothounds came in on schedule with plenty of double figure fish and a few over the 20 lbs barrier. The thornback fishing remained good and towards the end of August as usual picked up even more. More

Newport, was fishing for smoothounds at Gurnard and hooked a stingray, which tipped the scales at 47lb 11oz, beating the Island record previously held by Pete Bennett, by 14oz. More

It is worth remembering that the Tope and Smoothound have no history of commercial interest as up till now they have had no financial worth. To get them listed as recreational species wouldn More

Common names

Agbloloe in Ewe (Ɛʋɛgbɛ)
Atlantic smooth dogfish in English
Bái bān xī shā in Mandarin Chinese
Bái dian sha in Mandarin Chinese
Bico doce in Portuguese (Português)
Boca blanca in Spanish (español)
Boca dulce in Spanish (español)
Bodinho in Portuguese (Português)
Cá Nhám di?m sao in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Nhám điểm sao in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cação in Portuguese (Português)
Cação cachorro in Portuguese (Português)
Cação-angolista in Portuguese (Português)
Cação-bico-doce in Portuguese (Português)
Cação-de-bico-doce in Portuguese (Português)
Cação-fiúso in Portuguese (Português)
Cação-fiúzo in Portuguese (Português)
Cação-sebastião in Portuguese (Português)
Cação-torrador in Portuguese (Português)
Caella in Spanish (español)
Caneja in Portuguese (Português)
Canejo in Portuguese (Português)
Cazón in Spanish (español)
cazón dientón in Spanish (español)
Chien de mer gris et roux in French (français)
Dogfish in English
Donkere toonhaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Dusky smooth hound in English
dusky smooth-hound in English
Dusky Smoothhound in English
Ehoua in Fon
Ehoua in Fon GBE
Émissole in French (français)
Emissole douce in French (français)
Emissole etoilée in French (français)
Émissole lisse in French (français)
Emissole palombe in French (français)
Estella in French (français)
Gatuzo in Spanish (español)
Glatthai in German (Deutsch)
Glatthai in Norwegian (Norsk)
Glatthaj in Swedish (Svenska)
Grayfish in English
Gummy dogfish in English
Gummy shark in English
Hondshaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Hoshizame in Japanese (日本語)
Hundehaj in Danish (dansk)
Hundhaj in Swedish (Svenska)
Hvidplettet glathaj in Danish (dansk)
Inu-hoshizame in Japanese (日本語)
Japanese smooth hound in English
João-dias in Portuguese (Português)
Kajari magar in Marathi (मराठी)
Koirahai in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Lale-akal in Irish (Gaeilge)
Maan in Wolof (Wollof)
Mangra in Sindhi (सिन्धी)
Mozuela in Spanish (español)
Musola in Spanish (español)
Musola celestial in Spanish (español)
Musola dentuda in Spanish (español)
Musola paloma in Spanish (español)
Mustel psi in Polish (polski)
Mustela in Spanish (español)
Mustelus canis in French (français)
Mustelus palumbes in French (français)
Nurse shark in English
Pal sorrah in Telugu (తెలుగు)
Palloun in French (français)
Palomo in Spanish (español)
punktierter Glatthai in German (Deutsch)
Pyol-sang-o in Korean (한국어)
Sebastião in Portuguese (Português)
Sha pí in Mandarin Chinese
smooth dog in English
smooth dogfish in English
smooth hound in English
Smooth-hound in Unknown
Smoothhound in English
Smoothound in English
Sobach'ya in Russian (русский язык)
Spotted shark in English
Star-spotted gummy shark in English
Star-spotted shark in English
Star-spotted smooth hound in English
Starsoptted smooth-hound in English
starspotted smooth-hound in English
Stervlektoonhaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Stjerneplettet glathaj in Danish (dansk)
tiburoncito narigón in Spanish (español)
Tolla in Spanish (español)
Tolo in Portuguese (Português)
Tribon djente cacho in Papiamento
Tubarão Angolista in Portuguese (Português)
Viuda in Spanish (español)
Viuda dientuda in Spanish (español)
Whitespotted smooth hound in English
whitespotted smooth-hound in English
Witkol-hondhaai in Afrikaans
Witkol-houndhaai in Afrikaans
Witvlektoonhaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
акула американская кунья in Russian (русский язык)
акула японская кунья in Russian (русский язык)
ހޮނޑު މިޔަރު in Divehi (‫ދިވެހި)
काजारी मागार in Marathi (मराठी)
పాల్ సొర్రా  in Telugu (తెలుగు)
南非星鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
南非星鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
星貂鮫 in Mandarin Chinese
星貂鲛 in Mandarin Chinese
沙条 in Mandarin Chinese
沙條 in Mandarin Chinese
白斑星鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
白斑星鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
美星鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
美星鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
花点母 in Mandarin Chinese
花點母 in Mandarin Chinese
별상어 in Korean (한국어)

Picture of Mustelus canis has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial.
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Order : Carcharhiniformes
Family : Triakidae
Genus : Mustelus
Species : Mustelus canis
Authority : Smith, 1957