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lesser spotted dogfish (scyliorhinus canicula) Record

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DOGFISH, LESSER SPOTTED / SCYLIORHINUS CANICULA
2 4 1.14 2.8 Howth Eire 010698 B. Donnelly
4 8 1.08 2.6 Start Point England 140796 F. Hayward
6 12 1.76 3.14 Port Patrick Scotland 140782 R. Burn
*AT AT 2.24 4.15 Kirkcudbright Scotland 88 S. Ramsey
*SH SH 2.24 4.15 Kirkcudbright Scotland 88 S. Ramsey

The lesser spotted dogfish (scyliorhinus canicula)

, more usually referred to simply as the dogfish, is a member of the shark family. (The greater spotted dogfish, a much larger but otherwise very similar fish, is more commonly known as the nursehound.) The skin of a dogfish is very rough and can cause abrasions if you do not use a soft rag when handling them while removing the hook. It propels itself through the water in a series of S-shaped waves that begin with the head and pass through the rest of the body, pushing water away and the fish forward.

lesser spotted dogfish (scyliorhinus canicula)Dogfish can be encountered in very shallow water, such as when beach fishing; however, it is most common to find them at depths of around 40 to 60 metres. They are bottom feeders and eat a lot of molluscs, crustaceans and slow-moving bottom-dwelling fish (such as small flatfish).

 
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