Japanese spurdog

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Japanese spurdog
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Squalidae
Genus: Squalus
Species: S. japonicus
Binomial name
Squalus japonicus
Ishikawa, 1908
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Range of the Japanese spurdog (in blue)

The Japanese spurdog, Squalus japonicus, is a dogfish, a member of the family Squalidae. It is found in the western Pacific Ocean – southeastern Japan and the East China Sea, including the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, and the Arafura Sea.

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