Dogfish

Order: 
Carcharhiniformes
Family: 
Triakidae

Marine fish with cartilaginous skeleton. Shark with slender shape and medium size. Tricuspid cutaneous dentigerous. End of the base of the first dorsal fin closer to the end of the base of the second dorsal fin than to the anterior border of the eye. Generalized gray color, sometimes with dark spots. It measures up to 1.9 m.

International Designations

Italy: 
Palombo maculato
Portugal: 
Cação
UK: 
Dogfish
China: 
黑斑星鲨
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
Gillnets
FAO code: 
MPT
Scientific name: 
Mustelus punctulatus
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea