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spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias)
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spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias)

Spiny Dogfish shark (Squalus acanthias) on soft bottom habitat at 302 meters. Latitude 38 03 N., Longitude 123 -31 W. California, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. 2005.
Date 24 September 2010, 09:41
Source NOAA Photo Library: sanc1698
Author Rick Starr. Credit: NOAA/CBNMS.

The spiny dogfish, spurdog, mud shark, or piked dogfish (Squalus acanthias) is one of the best known species of the Squalidae (dogfish) family of sharks, which is part of the Squaliformes order. It is found mostly in shallow waters and further offshore in most parts of the world, especially in temperate waters.

Scientific Name: Squalus acanthias Linnaeus, 1758
Common Names:
English – Spiny Dogfish, Cape Shark, Spurdog, Piked Dogfish, Mud Shark, Grayfish
French – Aiguillat commun
Spanish – Cazón Espinoso, Espinillo, Galludo, Mielga, galludo espinoso
Squalus fernandinus Molina, 1782
Koinga kirki Phillipps, 1931
Squalus tasmaniensis Howell Rivero, 1936

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