dogfish (plural dogfish)

  1. Any of various small sharks
    1. especially those from the family Squalidae
    2. a catshark, any shark from family Scyliorhinidae
    3. a kitefin shark, any shark from family Dalatiidae
    4. (UK) Scyliorhinus canicula or Scyliorhinus stellaris
    5. (Azores Is.) Scyliorhinus canicula
    6. (Canada) Squalus suckleyi
    7. (Bermuda) Mustelus canis
    8. (Barbados) Bodianus rufus
    9. (Guyana) Ginglymostoma cirratum or Mustelus canis
    10. (Trinidad and Tobago) Ginglymostoma cirratum
    11. (Namibia) Squalus acanthias, Squalus blainville, Squalus megalops, or Squalus mitsukurii
  2. (US) The bowfin, Amia calva.
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