Spiny Dogfish
(Squalus acanthias)

image of a Spiny Dogfish

Image ID: 14-01

Comments : Dogfish are relatively harmless sharks, even when they school together in groups of 40 and grow up to 9 feet long. OK, so these are not Dogfish - the are Carribean Reef Sharks that I photographed in the Bahamas. Just think of them as Dogfish on steroids.
Common name : Spiny Dogfish
Scientific Name : Squalus acanthias
Location Found : Three Tree Point, Central Puget Sound
Actual Size : 82 inches
Camera Used : Fuji Endeavor in Ikelite IIIe, 400 ISO APS fuji film
Natural History :