Spiny Dogfish Shark Project

Soleigha Mouton


  1. first dorsal fin
  2. second dorsal fin
  3. caudal fin
  4. pelvic fin
  5. gill slits
  6. snout
  7. claspers fin
  8. pectoral fin
  9. lateral line


  • gallbladder- short lobe that is connected to the liver and is green
  • heart- pumps blood for it to live
  • kidney- ribbon-like, darkly colored, either side of the midline, and is by a tissue
  • liver- it is the largest organ within the body cavity
  • pancreas- location in the lower stomach and on the duodenum
  • small intestine- this is basically the duodenum
  • large intestine- a continuation of the small intestine
  • stomach-breaks down the food and is "j" shaped
  • esophagus- long tube to let the food travel to the stomach
  • rectum- this holds the waste
  • claspers- grooved copulatory organ
  • lateral line- light horizontal stripe
  • gills- these help them to breathe

Classification, Life Span, and Habitat


Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichtyes

Order: Squaliformes

Family: Squalidae

Genus: Squalus

Species: Acanthias

Life Span

The Spiny Dogfish Shark can live from 25-100 years old


It stays in water from 45 degrees to 60 degrees, dwells deep from the surface and ventures in brackish waters

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