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Spiny Dogfish

Squalus acanthias

Description:

The spiny dogfish has dorsal spines, no anal fin, and white spot along its back. The caudal fin has asymmetrical lobes, forming a heterocercal tail. The species name acanthias refers to the shark's two spines.

Habitat:

It is found mostly in shallow waters and further offshore in most parts of the world, especially in temperate waters.

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1 Comment

Coley
Coley 8 years ago

Small shark

RiverValleyRunner
Spotted by
RiverValleyRunner

Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Jul 27, 2012
Submitted on Jul 29, 2012

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