Dogfish – Lesser Spotted (Scyliorhinus caniculus)

Dogfish – Lesser Spotted (Scyliorhinus caniculus)

Fred Mills with his Larne Lesser Spotted Dogfish, 2010

Fred Mills with his Larne Lesser Spotted Dogfish, 2010

Specimen weight: 1.474 kg (3.25 lbs)
Record: 4 lbs 4 oz, Valentia, 1982

Small, slender, sinuous, rough-skinned shark, with two small dorsal fins placed far back and close together. Thickly sprinkled with small dark brown spots. Nasal flaps simple, continuous and touching mouth. Anal fin ends under or in advance of the origin of the second dorsal. Grows to about 2.5 feet in length.

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