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Squalidae (dogfish sharks) Endangered

Synonyms: Spinacidae

Wikipedia Abstract

("Squalid" redirects here. For other uses, see Squalor.) The Squalidae, also called dogfish sharks or spiny dogfishes, are a family of sharks in the order Squaliformes. They have two dorsal fins, each with smooth spines, but no anal fin, and their skin is generally rough to the touch. Unlike virtually all other shark species, dogfish sharks possess venom which coats their dorsal spines – this venom is mildly toxic to humans. They are carnivorous, principally preying upon organisms smaller than themselves.
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Squalus (5)

(...) = Species count

External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0