spiny dogfish

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Noun1.spiny dogfish - small bottom-dwelling dogfishesspiny dogfish - small bottom-dwelling dogfishes  
dogfish - any of several small sharks
family Squalidae, Squalidae - dogfishes having a spine in each dorsal fin
Atlantic spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias - destructive dogfish of the Atlantic coastal waters of America and Europe; widely used in anatomy classes
Pacific spiny dogfish, Squalus suckleyi - dogfish of Pacific coast of North America
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This speedy shark, also known as piked dogfish, hunts in mid-water schools with a weakness for squid that put Martin Jackson, a 39-year-old Bristol window fitter, in the SP's honours list with a superb specimen of 16lb 6oz.
The average gestation period is 9--12 months, but it takes up to 22 months for the piked dogfish (Squalus acanthias).
The piked dogfish is the leading commercial shark taken in the world.