Dog"fish` (?), n. Zool.

1.

A small shark, of many species, of the genera Mustelus, Scyllium, Spinax, etc.

⇒ The European spotted dogfishes (Scyllium catudus, and S. canicula) are very abundant; the American smooth, or blue dogfish is Mustelus canis; the common picked, or horned dogfish (Squalus acanthias) abundant on both sides of the Atlantic.

2.

The bowfin (Amia calva). See Bowfin.

3.

The burbot of Lake Erie.

 

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