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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Squalidae Dogfish sharks

Genus: Squalus

(See list of species below)



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32 species
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Photo by Murch, A.

Northern and Southern Hem
Max. Length 122 cm
Squalus acanthias Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Murch, A.
 
Squalus acanthias
[Picked dogfish]

Photo by Viana, S.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 59 cm TL
Squalus albicaudus Viana, Carvalho & Gomes, 2016

Photo by Viana, S.
 
Squalus albicaudus
[Brazilian whitetail dogfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 86 cm TL

 
Squalus albifrons
[Eastern highfin spurdog]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 58.9 cm TL

 
Squalus altipinnis
[Western highfin spurdog]

Photo by Viana, S.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 69 cm TL
Squalus bahiensis Viana, Carvalho & Gomes, 2016

Photo by Viana, S.
 
Squalus bahiensis
[Northeastern Brazilian dogfish]
No picture found
Southeastern Atlantic and
Max. Length 110 cm TL

 
Squalus bassi
[Long-snouted African spurdog]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Squalus blainville (Risso, 1827)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Squalus blainville
[Longnose spurdog]

Photo by Yang, N.-S.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Squalus brevirostris Tanaka, 1917

Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Squalus brevirostris
[]

Photo by Justine, J.-L.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Squalus bucephalus Last, Séret & Pogonoski, 2007

Photo by Justine, J.-L.
 
Squalus bucephalus
[Bighead spurdog]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 99 cm TL

 
Squalus chloroculus
[Greeneye spurdog]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 58 cm TL

 
Squalus crassispinus
[Fatspine spurdog]

Photo by Murch, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Squalus cubensis Howell Rivero, 1936

Photo by Murch, A.
 
Squalus cubensis
[Cuban dogfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 86.6 cm TL

 
Squalus edmundsi
[Edmund's spurdog]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 81.4 cm TL

 
Squalus formosus
[Taiwan spurdog]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 71.1 cm TL

 
Squalus grahami
[Eastern longnose spurdog]

Photo by Duffy, C.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Squalus griffini Phillipps, 1931

Photo by Duffy, C.
 
Squalus griffini
[Northern spiny dogfish]

Photo by Krajangdara, T. & S. Rodpradit

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 78 cm TL
Squalus hemipinnis White, Last & Yearsley, 2007

Photo by Krajangdara, T. & S. Rodpradit
 
Squalus hemipinnis
[Indonesian shortsnout spurdog]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Squalus japonicus Ishikawa, 1908

Photo by FAO
 
Squalus japonicus
[Japanese spurdog]

Photo by Baranes, A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 78.8 cm TL
Squalus lalannei Baranes, 2003

Photo by Baranes, A.
 
Squalus lalannei
[]

Photo by Viana, S.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 72.5 cm TL
Squalus lobularis Viana, Carvalho & Gomes, 2016

Photo by Viana, S.
 
Squalus lobularis
[Atlantic lobefin dogfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 59 cm TL

 
Squalus mahia
[Malagasy skinny spurdog]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic Ocean fr
Max. Length 54.3 cm TL

 
Squalus margaretsmithae
[Smith’s dogfish shark]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 89 cm TL
Squalus megalops (Macleay, 1881)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Squalus megalops
[Shortnose spurdog]

Photo by Justine, J.-L.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Squalus melanurus Fourmanoir & Rivaton, 1979

Photo by Justine, J.-L.
 
Squalus melanurus
[Blacktailed spurdog]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Circumglobal in temperate
Max. Length 94.3 cm TL
Squalus mitsukurii Jordan & Snyder, 1903

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Squalus mitsukurii
[Shortspine spurdog]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean to P
Max. Length 94.5 cm TL

 
Squalus montalbani
[Indonesian greeneye spurdog]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 59 cm TL

 
Squalus nasutus
[Western longnose spurdog]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 61.9 cm TL

 
Squalus notocaudatus
[Bartail spurdog]

Photo by Viana, S.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Squalus quasimodo Viana, Carvalho & Gomes, 2016

Photo by Viana, S.
 
Squalus quasimodo
[Humpback Western dogfish]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 77 cm TL
Squalus rancureli Fourmanoir & Rivaton, 1979

Photo by FAO
 
Squalus rancureli
[Cyrano spurdog]

Photo by Duffy, C.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 72.9 cm TL
Squalus raoulensis Duffy & Last, 2007

Photo by Duffy, C.
 
Squalus raoulensis
[Kermadec spiny dogfish]

Photo by Modder, T.

North Pacific
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Squalus suckleyi (Girard, 1855)

Photo by Modder, T.
 
Squalus suckleyi
[Pacific spiny dogfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Squalus acanthias Picked dogfish Northern and Southern Hem 122 1758
Squalus albicaudus Brazilian whitetail dogfish Southwest Atlantic 59 TL 2016
Squalus albifrons Eastern highfin spurdog Western Pacific 86 TL 2007
Squalus altipinnis Western highfin spurdog Eastern Indian Ocean 58.9 TL 2007
Squalus bahiensis Northeastern Brazilian dogfish Southwest Atlantic 69 TL 2016
Squalus bassi Long-snouted African spurdog Southeastern Atlantic and 110 TL 2017
Squalus blainville Longnose spurdog Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1827
Squalus brevirostris Western Pacific 60 TL 1917
Squalus bucephalus Bighead spurdog Western Pacific 90 TL 2007
Squalus chloroculus Greeneye spurdog Western Pacific 99 TL 2007
Squalus crassispinus Fatspine spurdog Eastern Indian Ocean 58 TL 2007
Squalus cubensis Cuban dogfish Western Atlantic 110 TL 1936
Squalus edmundsi Edmund's spurdog Eastern Indian Ocean 86.6 TL 2007
Squalus formosus Taiwan spurdog Pacific Ocean 81.4 TL 2011
Squalus grahami Eastern longnose spurdog Western Pacific 71.1 TL 2007
Squalus griffini Northern spiny dogfish Southwest Pacific 110 TL 1931
Squalus hemipinnis Indonesian shortsnout spurdog Eastern Indian Ocean 78 TL 2007
Squalus japonicus Japanese spurdog Western Pacific 91 TL 1908
Squalus lalannei Western Indian Ocean 78.8 TL 2003
Squalus lobularis Atlantic lobefin dogfish Southwest Atlantic 72.5 TL 2016
Squalus mahia Malagasy skinny spurdog Western Indian Ocean 59 TL 2017
Squalus margaretsmithae Smith’s dogfish shark Eastern Atlantic Ocean fr 54.3 TL 2017
Squalus megalops Shortnose spurdog Eastern Indian Ocean 89 TL 1881
Squalus melanurus Blacktailed spurdog Western Central Pacific 75 TL 1979
Squalus mitsukurii Shortspine spurdog Circumglobal in temperate 94.3 TL 1903
Squalus montalbani Indonesian greeneye spurdog Eastern Indian Ocean to P 94.5 TL 1931
Squalus nasutus Western longnose spurdog Eastern Indian Ocean 59 TL 2007
Squalus notocaudatus Bartail spurdog Western Pacific 61.9 TL 2007
Squalus quasimodo Humpback Western dogfish Southwest Atlantic 85 TL 2016
Squalus rancureli Cyrano spurdog Western Central Pacific 77 TL 1979
Squalus raoulensis Kermadec spiny dogfish Southwest Pacific 72.9 TL 2007
Squalus suckleyi Pacific spiny dogfish North Pacific 140 TL 1855



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