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Starry Smooth Hound Mustelus asterias Length to 120cm<br />
Elegant shark relative, found in inshore waters over sand a gravel; feeds mainly on crabs. Adult is slender and streamlined. Buffish-grey above with numerous white spots; underside is pale. Eye has round pupil. Gives birth to live young. Widespread and locally common in S and W only; mainly in summer months.
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Starry Smooth Hound Mustelus asterias Length to 120cm
Elegant shark relative, found in inshore waters over sand a gravel; feeds mainly on crabs. Adult is slender and streamlined. Buffish-grey above with numerous white spots; underside is pale. Eye has round pupil. Gives birth to live young. Widespread and locally common in S and W only; mainly in summer months.

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Date: 11 Dec 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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