Spiny Dogfish Shark

Allie Snider

Labeling

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Organs and Their Functions

  • Gallbladder - stores things and helps with floatation
  • Heart - the shark's heart has two halves - atrium and ventricles
  • Kidney - transports urine
  • Liver - largest organ within the body - stores energy
  • Pancreas - has two parts - ventral and dorsal - long and thin
  • Small Intestine - has spiral valve - makes more use of the food it eats
  • Large Intestine - absorbs water
  • Stomach - a J-shaped organ that helps with digestion
  • Esophagus - connects the mouth to the stomach
  • Rectum - stores the solid waste
  • Claspers - males only - transfers sperm during mating
  • Lateral Line - detects water movement
  • Gills - absorbs oxygen from the water - breathing

Classification (KPCOFGS)

  • Kingdom - Animalia
  • Phylum - Chordata
  • Class - Chondrichthyes
  • Order - Squaliformes
  • Family - Squalidae
  • Genus - Squalus
  • Species - Acanthias

Life Span

The spiny dogfish shark's life span goes from 25-100 years.

Habitat

The dogfish shark resides in cold and warm temperate oceans.