Squalus suckleyi

(Girard, 1855)

Piked dogfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Squalidae

Reference of the original description
Girard, C.F. (1855)
Characteristics of some cartilaginous fishes of the Pacific coast of North America. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 7, 196–197

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Acanthias suckleyi, Spinax suckleyi, Spinax (Acanthias) suckleyi, Squalus acanthias suckleyi, Squalus sucklii

Squalus suckleyi
Neotype: CAS: 227267;

Description :

Citation: Squalus suckleyi (Girard, 1855): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Squalus suckleyi (Girard, 1855) © Chris M. Wood, Canada
Common names
Spotted spiny dogfish

Short Description
This large-sized, slender bodied species is distinguished by the following set of characters: body slender, trunk height 10.8 (8.3-12.0)% TL; snout rounded, somewhat blunted at apex, it is relatively short, with prenarial length 1.4 (1.3-1.5) times mouth width, preoral length 2.0 (2.1) times prenarial length, 9.1 (8.6-9.5)% TL; eye moderate-sized, its length 3.8 (3.2-3.9)% TL; anterior nasal flap simple, no secondary lobe; dorsal fins small, raked; first dorsal originates just posterior to free-rear tip of pectoral fin, the first dorsal-fin spine moderate, relatively narrow-based; pectoral fin lobe-like, not or weakly falcate; flank denticles broadly unicuspidate to weakly tricuspidate (Ref. 85328).

North Pacific: Korea, Japan, northward to Russia (Kamchatka, Sea of Okhotsk and Sakhalin), the Bering Sea and the Aleutian Islands; eastwards in the Gulf of Alaska, British Columbia and Washington south to southern Baja California. Source: www.gbif.org


Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 130 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85328); 33.2 cm TL (female)

Benthopelagic; brackish; marine; depth range 15 - 110 m (Ref. 85328)

shark-references Species-ID=6848;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Chloromyxum ovatum Jameson, 1929 [23379]

  • Erpocotyle striata (Miller, 1927) [17847]

  • Achtheinus oblongus Wilson, 1908 [23244]
  • Echthrogaleus coleoptratus (Guérin-Méneville, 1837) [23244]
  • Eudactylina acanthii Scott, 1901 [25454]
  • Lernaeopoda galei Krøyer, 1837 [23244]
  • Pandarus bicolor Leach, 1816 [23244]

  • Branchellion lobata Moore, 1952 [23244]