houndshark
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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