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Shortspine spurdog

Shortspine spurdog
Two shortspine spurdogs at a bait station (depth 350 meters) off Maro Reef, Hawaiian Islands
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Squalidae
Genus: Squalus
Species: S. mitsukurii
Binomial name
Squalus mitsukurii
D. S. Jordan & Snyder, 1903
Range of the shortspine spurdog
Synonyms

Squalus acutirostris Chu, Meng & Li, 1984

The shortspine spurdog, Squalus mitsukurii, is a dogfish, a member of the family Squalidae, found around the world on continental shelves in temperate and subtropical oceans between latitudes 45°N and 55°S, from the surface to 950 m. Its length is up to 75 cm.

Illustration of a shortspine spurdog.

See also

References

  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Squalus mitsukurii in FishBase. July 2006 version.
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