Shortspine spurdog

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Shortspine spurdog
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Two shortspine spurdogs at a bait station (depth 350 meters) off Maro Reef, Hawaiian Islands
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Squalidae
Genus: Squalus
S. mitsukurii
Binomial name
Squalus mitsukurii
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Range of the shortspine spurdog

Squalus acutirostris Chu, Meng & Li, 1984

The shortspine spurdog (Squalus mitsukurii) is a dogfish, a member of the family Squalidae, found around the world on continental shelves in temperate and subtropical oceans between latitudes 45°N and 55°S, from the surface to 950 m. Its length is up to 75 cm.[2]


  1. ^ Cavanagh, R.D., Lisney, T.J. & White, W. (2007). Squalus mitsukurii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2007.RLTS.T41877A10583487.en
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Squalus mitsukurii" in FishBase. July 2006 version.