Spiny Dogfish (Sqalus acanthias)

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Spiny Dogfish (Sqalus acanthias)

Also Know as ... spurdog, mud shark,  piked dogfish

Description ...

Spiney dogfish have a long slender body with 2 dorsal fins almost equal in size.  The pelvic fin on the underside is positioned between the 2 dorsal fins and the anal fin is absent.  The jaw is filled with small teeth.  The teeth's points are bent toward the rear of the mouth and are positioned closely together to form a continuous cutting edge.   A spiracle or air hole is positioned behind the relatively large eye.  Their coloration is gray along the back fading to . . .

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