from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of sharks, containing such as the dogfish, A. vulgaris, type of the family Acanthiidæ.
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We found the remains of at least one small shark (a dogfish, either Squalus acanthias or Mustelis canis), bits of lobster and horseshoe crabs, bones from the wing of a herring gull.
Coal fish (Pollachius virens; new ecords of spawning fish), Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), spurdog (Squalus acanthias)
The Picked Dog-Fish, _Squalus acanthias_ or Bone Dog (Sussex),
Dog Fish (the common), _Spinax acanthias_, or ii 524
Palæozoic divisions, unfinished in appearance at their lower extremity, as if, like the spines of the ancient Acanthodi, or those of the recent dog-fish (_Spinax acanthias_), they had been simply embedded in the flesh, but bearing, like the wings of the Pterichthys, an articulated aspect.
The Cruise of the Betsey or, A Summer Ramble Among the Fossiliferous Deposits of the Hebrides. With Rambles of a Geologist or, Ten Thousand Miles Over the Fossiliferous Deposits of Scotland
The eel remains Critically Endangered and has been joined by the piked dogfish (Squalus acanthias).
New York: Penguin Books. 208 p. Squalus acanthias, Doha, 13-15 March 2010.
Squalus acanthias (dogfish shark )  Carcharhinus falciformis
(Squalus acanthias) and partial puri - fication of liver flavin-containing monooxygenase of the silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis).
Properly called the spiny dogfish or spurdog (Squalus acanthias), the chippy's favoured shark is more usually labelled as rock salmon.
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