Spiny Dogfish Shark Digital Poster

Sydney Logan

Spiny Dogfish Shark Labeled

Big image

Defined Organisms

  • Gallbladder: small organ beneath the liver, Bile is stored here.
  • Heart: organ that pumps the blood through the circulatory system
  • Kidney: 2 organs in your body the removes wastes products from blood
  • Liver: Produces bile and reserves fatty and energy
  • Pancreas: large gland found behind the stomach
  • Small Intestine: the part of the intestine that runs between the large intestine and the stomach. includes the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum
  • Large Intestine: absorbs the waste products
  • Stomach: this is where the major part of the digestion occurs
  • Esophagus: connects the throat to the stomach
  • Rectum: The last section of the large intestine, leads to anus
  • Claspers: Only found on male sharks or rays
  • Lateral Line: The visible line along the side the side of fish
  • Gills: Pair of respiratory organ on fish, helps it breath

Life Span

Dogfish shark's are estimated to live from 25-100 years!


Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Squaliformes

Family: Squalidae

Genus: Squalus

Species: Acanthias


  • Located in water between 45-49 degrees Fahrenheit
  • The Spiny Dogfish travels usually in salty water.
  • Prefers shallow water
  • Often travel in swarms or packs consisting in thousands of other animals. This is also how these sharks get their names.