Dogfish shark

The smalltooth sand tiger or bumpytail ragged-tooth, Odontaspis ferox, is a species of sand shark, family Odontaspididae, with a patchy but worldwide distribution in tropical and warm temperate waters.

The spiny dogfish shark is the most abundant shark. This small shark is also known as the piked dogfish, skittledog, spotted dogfish, white-spotted dogfish, codshark, and thorndog. Its dorsal fin has spines that are mildly poisonous. More

The dogfish sharks are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Chondrichthyes, order Selachii. More

Fertilization in the dogfish shark is internal. During copulation, one of the claspers is inserted into the oviduct orifice of the female. The sperm proceed from the cloaca of the male along the groove on the dorsal surface of the clasper into the female. More

Dogfish shark is sometimes used as a substitute for cod in fish and chips and is sold as “rock". More

Dogfish sharks are characterized by smooth dorsal fin spines, teeth in upper and lower jaws similar in size. The spiny dogfish or piked dogfish is a type of small shark and one of the best known of the dogfish. More

Dogfish sharks are the second largest of shark orders with 128 species. Dogfish are highly diverse. More

spiny dogfish shark photo(Squalus acanthias), has a sharp, mildly venomous spine in front of each dorsal fin. More

Cat shark and Dogfish shark meat drying in Cudilero, Spain. August 2007 More

the dogfish shark in the American Museum of Natural History's Ichthyology Laboratory. More

The Dogfish Shark has the greatest population of any shark in the world. Because it is the most common shark, it is also the most well-known to people who live near oceans. It is one of the few sharks processed by commercial fisheries. More

the amount of spiny dogfish shark in the ocean. Scientists cannot collect and weigh every single shark to determine biomass, so they use models to estimate it instead. More

dogfish shark has a rounded lower caudal lobe and its dorsal fins are considerably more pointed. More

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Order : Lamniformes
Family : Odontaspididae
Genus : Carcharias
Species : Odontaspis ferox
Authority : Rafinesque, 1810