Definition of spiny dogfish in English:

spiny dogfish


  • another term for spur-dog
    • ‘To date, the researchers have succeeded in outfitting spiny dogfish, a small shark species, with neural implants and stimulating the brain region sensitive to smell.’
    • ‘No, I mean, that's a small spiny dogfish shark.’
    • ‘Many elasmobranchs may use a combination of these behaviors, such as the spiny dogfish, S. acanthus, which uses all three mechanisms variably to capture prey depending on prey size.’
    • ‘In the UK, don't buy ‘rock salmon’ - it could be spiny dogfish.’