Squalidae

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Squalidae

[′skwā·lə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The spiny dogfishes, a family of squaloid elasmobranchs recognized by their well-developed fin spines.
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Proposals to list hammerhead, oceanic whitetip, and spiny dogfish sharks failed to achieve the required two-thirds majority of votes.
The gift shop features wacky treasures and treats including dogfish sharks in a jar and chocolate covered insects.
The Spanish were familiar with small dogfish sharks which they called cazones (Castro, 2002).
Additionally, electropositive metals have been shown to deter spiny dogfish sharks (Squalus acanthias) from baits in both laboratory (Stoner and Kaimmer, 2008) and field experiments (Kaimmer and Stoner, 2008).
The scalloped hammerhead, oceanic whitetip, porbeagle and spiny dogfish sharks are all being proposed for closer monitoring.
The European Union also submitted proposals for the listing of porbeagle and spiny dogfish sharks.
Spiny dogfish sharks, which failed by a vote of 60 for, 67 against and11 abstentions.
Electropositive metals (generally mixtures of the lanthanide elements praseodymium, neodymium, cerium, lanthanum, samarium, and yttrium) rouse juvenile lemon sharks (Negaprion brevirostris), nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum), and spiny dogfish sharks (Squalus acanthias) from tonic immobility when brought close to the head (Stoner and Kaimmer, 2008).
The former is intended to quantify repulsive distances, and both are intended to provide data directly comparable with those obtained previously with spiny dogfish sharks (Stoner and Kaimmer, 2008; Tallack and Mandelman, in press).
Although we were not able to quantify these behaviors, they matched the responses of spiny dogfish sharks under similar circumstances described by Stoner and Kaimmer (2008) and mirrored the apparent changes in swimming speeds of individual sharks near electropositive metal (Fig.