Whitespotted Spurdog

Squalus acanthias
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Squalus acanthias
Other names Whitespotted Dogfish, Piked Dogfish, Spiny Dogfish, Spotted Spiny Dogfish, Spurdog, Victorian Spotted Dogfish, Whitespotted Dogfish
Size Up to 1.6 m (5.24 ft)
Weight Up to 9.1 kg (20 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Shallow coastal to offshore waters, estuaries to continental shelf & upper slope on the bottom
Depth Range 1 - 700 m (3 - 2,296 ft)
Whitespotted Dogfish Distribution