dogfish

Primary Meanings of dogfish

1.
n
primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North America
2.
n
any of several small sharks
Full Definitions of dogfish
1

n primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North America

Synonyms:
Amia calva, bowfin, grindle
Type of:
ganoid, ganoid fish
primitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering
2

n any of several small sharks

Types:
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smooth dogfish
small bottom-dwelling shark found along both Atlantic coasts
spiny dogfish
small bottom-dwelling dogfishes
Mustelus mustelus, smoothhound, smoothhound shark
smooth dogfish of European coastal waters
American smooth dogfish, Mustelus canis
found along the Atlantic coast of the Americas
Florida smoothhound, Mustelus norrisi
found from the northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil
Triaenodon obseus, reef whitetip shark, whitetip shark
smooth dogfish of Pacific and Indian Oceans and Red Sea having white-tipped dorsal and caudal fins
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
Type of:
shark
any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales

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