Shortnose spurdog

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Shortnose spurdog
Squalus megalops.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Squalidae
Genus: Squalus
Species: S. megalops
Binomial name
Squalus megalops
(W. J. Macleay, 1881)
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Range of the shortnose spurdog (in blue)

The shortnose spurdog, Squalus megalops, is a dogfish, a member of the family Squalidae, found at depths from 30 to 750 m on the eastern coast Australia, Its length is up to 71 cm.[1] Growth model based estimates of age suggest that the shortnose spurdog can live up to 75 years old.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Squalus megalops summary page". FishBase. Retrieved 2016-11-20. 
  2. ^ "Squalus megalops". The Moirai - Aging Research. 2016-10-31. Retrieved 2016-11-20.