Dogfish

Dog"fish`

(?), n. (Zol.) 1. A small shark, of many species, of the genera Mustelus, Scyllium, Spinax, etc.
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The European spotted dogfishes (Scyllium catudus, and Scyllium canicula) are very abundant; the American smooth, or blue dogfish is Mustelus canis; the common picked, or horned dogfish (Squalus acanthias) abundant on both sides of the Atlantic.
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2. The bowfin (Amia calva). See Bowfin.
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3. The burbot of Lake Erie.
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