Spikey Dogfish

Squalus megalops
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Squalus megalops
Other names Dog Shark, Greeneye, Piked Dogfish, Piked Spurdog, Shortnose Spiny Dogfish, Shortnose Spurdog, Skittle Dogfish, Spiked Dogfish, Spikey, Spikey Dog, Spiny Dogfish, Spur Dog, Tasmanian Dogfish
Size Up to 89 cm (35 in)
Weight Up to 5 kg (11 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal to offshore waters on or near the bottom of the outer continental shelf & upper slopes
Depth Range 1 - 750 m (3 - 2,460 ft)
Spikey Dogfish Distribution