Spiny Dogfish Shark Digital Poster

Allyson Trahan


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  • Gallbladder: Bile from the liver is stored
  • Heart: Pumps blood through the shark's body
  • Kidney: filters blood and urine
  • Liver: Produces bile
  • Pancreas: Produces hormones
  • Small Intestine: takes out nutrients
  • Large Intestine: forms feces
  • Stomach: food is mixed with acid, turns into chyme
  • Esophagus: brings food to the stomach
  • Rectum: where feces go after
  • Claspers: male shark penis
  • Lateral Line: visual line along shark
  • Gills: Breathing "tube"


Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichtyes

Order: Squaliformes

Family: Squalidae

Genus: Squalus

Species: acanthias

Life Span and Habitat

Life Span: 25-100 years

Habitat: The Spiny Dogfish Shark stays in water that is between 45 - 59 degrees.