Dog"fish` (?), n. Zool.
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.
The bowfin (Amia calva). See Bowfin.
The burbot of Lake Erie.
© Webster 1913.