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Lesser spotted dogfish

Order Carcharhiniformes
Family Scyliorhinidae

Marine fish with cartilaginous skeleton. Normal head, somewhat crushed, with rounded face. Clear oral cavity, with small, numerous, pluricuspid teeth in several rows. The nostrils are covered by wide flaps, separated from each other by only a small space. Yellow or reddish skin with brown spots.

FAO code
Scyliorhinus canicula
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Kleingefleckter Katzenhai
China 小点猫鲨
France Petite roussette
Italy Gattuccio
Portugal Pintarroxa
United Kingdom Lesser spotted dogfish
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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