Scyllium canicula
Houndfish Hound"fish, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any small shark of the genus {Galeus} or {Mustelus}, of which there are several species, as the smooth houndfish ({Galeus canis}), of Europe and America; -- called also {houndshark}, and {dogfish}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The European nursehound, or small-spotted dogfish, is {Scyllium canicula}; the rough houndfish, or large-spotted dogfish, is {Scyllium catulus}. The name has also sometimes been applied to the bluefish ({Pomatomus saltatrix}), and to the silver gar. [1913 Webster]


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  • Scyllium canicula — Dogfish Dog fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A small shark, of many species, of the genera {Mustelus}, {Scyllium}, {Spinax}, etc. [1913 Webster] Note: The European spotted dogfishes ({Scyllium catudus}, and {Scyllium canicula}) are very abundant; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scyllium catudus — Dogfish Dog fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A small shark, of many species, of the genera {Mustelus}, {Scyllium}, {Spinax}, etc. [1913 Webster] Note: The European spotted dogfishes ({Scyllium catudus}, and {Scyllium canicula}) are very abundant; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scyllium catulus — Houndfish Hound fish, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any small shark of the genus {Galeus} or {Mustelus}, of which there are several species, as the smooth houndfish ({Galeus canis}), of Europe and America; called also {houndshark}, and {dogfish}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amia calva — Dogfish Dog fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A small shark, of many species, of the genera {Mustelus}, {Scyllium}, {Spinax}, etc. [1913 Webster] Note: The European spotted dogfishes ({Scyllium catudus}, and {Scyllium canicula}) are very abundant; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dogfish — Dog fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A small shark, of many species, of the genera {Mustelus}, {Scyllium}, {Spinax}, etc. [1913 Webster] Note: The European spotted dogfishes ({Scyllium catudus}, and {Scyllium canicula}) are very abundant; the American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mustelus canis — Dogfish Dog fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A small shark, of many species, of the genera {Mustelus}, {Scyllium}, {Spinax}, etc. [1913 Webster] Note: The European spotted dogfishes ({Scyllium catudus}, and {Scyllium canicula}) are very abundant; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squalus acanthias — Dogfish Dog fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A small shark, of many species, of the genera {Mustelus}, {Scyllium}, {Spinax}, etc. [1913 Webster] Note: The European spotted dogfishes ({Scyllium catudus}, and {Scyllium canicula}) are very abundant; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dogfish — Houndfish Hound fish, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any small shark of the genus {Galeus} or {Mustelus}, of which there are several species, as the smooth houndfish ({Galeus canis}), of Europe and America; called also {houndshark}, and {dogfish}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Galeus canis — Houndfish Hound fish, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any small shark of the genus {Galeus} or {Mustelus}, of which there are several species, as the smooth houndfish ({Galeus canis}), of Europe and America; called also {houndshark}, and {dogfish}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Houndfish — Hound fish, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any small shark of the genus {Galeus} or {Mustelus}, of which there are several species, as the smooth houndfish ({Galeus canis}), of Europe and America; called also {houndshark}, and {dogfish}. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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