spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias)
Author David Starr Jordan (1851–1931)
English: Dogfish, Squalus acanthias L. Gloucester
English: Jordan, David Starr (1907) Fishes, New York City, NY: Henry Holt and Company
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.