Definition of spiny dogfish in English:

spiny dogfish

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noun

  • another term for spur-dog.
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    • To date, the researchers have succeeded in outfitting spiny dogfish, a small shark species, with neural implants and stimulating the brain region sensitive to smell.
    • In the UK, don't buy ‘rock salmon’ - it could be spiny dogfish.
    • Many elasmobranchs may use a combination of these behaviors, such as the spiny dogfish, S. acanthus, which uses all three mechanisms variably to capture prey depending on prey size.

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