Longnose spurdog

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Longnose spurdog
Squalus blainville.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Squalidae
Genus: Squalus
Species: S. blainville
Binomial name
Squalus blainville
(A. Risso, 1827)
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Range of the longnose spurdog (in blue)

The longnose spurdog, Squalus blainville, is a dogfish shark of the genus Squalus, found over continental shelves in all oceans, at depths of between 15 and 800 metres. They reach one metre in length.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Squalus blainville" in FishBase. March 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8