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| Common names: houndshark (English), tollo (Espanol) |
Triakis acutipinna Kato, 1968
Elongate, relatively robust body; snout short, bluntly rounded; mouth convex; eyes horizontal ovals, with ventral nictitating membranes; widely separated anterior nasal flaps do not meet mouth; teeth semi-molar-like, with straight erect points and side points absent or poorly developed; 5 gill slits, last 2 over pectoral fin base; pectorals narrowly curved with pointed tips in adults; 2 large dorsal fins, second slightly smaller than first; first dorsal fin with vertical rear edge, centered midway between pectoral and pelvic bases; anal fin smaller than and with origin under middle of second dorsal; tail strongly asymmetrical, lower lobe with small point; fins with angular points.
Grey; no spots.
Size: 112 cm.
Habitat: continental platform.
Depth: 50-200 m.
Southern Colombia to Perú.