Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Carcharhiniformes > Family: Triakidae > Genus: Mustelus > Species: Mustelus asterias

Smooth-hound - Mustelus asterias Cloquet, 1821

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
An scoirneach ballach Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Asil köpek baligi Turkish Fishbase
Astrogaleos Greek Fishbase
Boca blanca Spanish Fishbase
Cação-pintado Portuguese Fishbase
Drossitis Greek Fishbase
Emissole tachetée French Fishbase
Galeos Greek Fishbase
Gladde haai Dutch Fishbase
Glathaj Danish Fishbase
Glatthai German Fishbase
Glatthai Norwegian Fishbase
Hvitflekket glatthai Norwegian Fishbase
Mazzola Maltese Fishbase
Mazzola bla xewka Maltese Fishbase
Mazzola tat-tbajja Maltese Fishbase
Missole French Fishbase
Musola dentuda Spanish Fishbase
Musola estrellada Spanish Fishbase
Musola pintada Spanish Fishbase
Nordlig hundhaj Swedish Fishbase
Palomb Albanian Fishbase
Palombo stellato Italian Fishbase
Pas cukov Serbian Fishbase
Pas pena Serbian Fishbase
Pellumb me ylleza Albanian Fishbase
Smooth-hound English Fishbase
Starry smooth hound English Fishbase
Starry smooth-hound English Fishbase
Starry smoothound English Fishbase
Stjernehaj Danish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Squalus hinnulus Blainville, 1825
Mustelus stellatus Risso, 1827
Mustelus plebejus Bonaparte, 1834
Squalus albomaculatus Plucar, 1846
Squalus edentulus Chiereghini, 1872
Mustelus equestris (non Bonaparte, 1834)

Other resources

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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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