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spiny dogfish

Spiny Dogfish (White-spotted Dogfish) Squalus acanthias

The spiny dogfish or spurdog Squalus acanthias is a small member of the dogfish family reaching up to 1.6 m in length. It has a grey to brown dorsal colouring and a much paler belly. It can easily be distinguished from similar species by conspicuous white spots covering the entire body. Image: Guido Schmitz (iNaturalist).

Find out more: iNaturalist, Marine Life Information Centre