One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large white-spotted gray dogfish with venomous spines in front of the dorsal fins. It occurs in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean, often in large shoals.
Squalus acanthias, family Squalidae
- ‘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.’
- ‘In the UK, don't buy ‘rock salmon’ - it could be spiny dogfish.’
- ‘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.’
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