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dog·fish

 (dôg′fĭsh′, dŏg′-)
n. pl. dogfish or dog·fish·es
1. Any of various small sharks chiefly of the family Squalidae, often occurring in large schools.
2. See bowfin.

dogfish

(ˈdɒɡˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) any of several small spotted European sharks, esp Scyliorhinus caniculus (lesser spotted dogfish): family Scyliorhinidae
2. (Animals) any small shark of the family Squalidae, esp Squalus acanthias (spiny dogfish), typically having a spine on each dorsal fin
3. (Animals) any small smooth-skinned shark of the family Triakidae, esp Mustelus canis (smooth dogfish or smooth hound)
4. (Animals) a less common name for the bowfin

dog•fish

(ˈdɔgˌfɪʃ, ˈdɒg-)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
1. any of several small sharks, esp. of the genera Mustelus and Squalus, that are destructive to food fishes.
2. any of various other fishes, as the bowfin.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dogfish - primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal findogfish - primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North America
ganoid, ganoid fish - primitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering
Amia, genus Amia - type genus of the Amiidae
2.dogfish - any of several small sharks
shark - any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
smooth dogfish - small bottom-dwelling shark found along both Atlantic coasts
spiny dogfish - small bottom-dwelling dogfishes
Translations

dogfish

[ˈdɒgfɪʃ] N (dogfish or dogfishes (pl)) → perro m marino, cazón m

dogfish

[ˈdɒgfɪʃ] nroussette fdog food nnourriture f pour chiens
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At particular risk from overfishing are several species of endeavour dogfishes (Centrophous spp.
Daley says endeavour dogfishes are particularly vulnerable to overfishing because they are fished throughout their depth range, and cannot take refuge in deeper water.
A contribution to our knowledge of the life-histories of the dogfishes landed at Plymouth.