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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Squalidaespurdog.


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  • We found the remains of at least one small shark (a dogfish, either Squalus acanthias or Mustelis canis), bits of lobster and horseshoe crabs, bones from the wing of a herring gull.

    "Close your eyes, clear your heart, and cut the cord." greygirlbeast 2009

  • Coal fish (Pollachius virens; new ecords of spawning fish), Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), spurdog (Squalus acanthias)

    Past variability in Arctic marine systems 2009

  • In its ball-like form and short thick peduncle, the yolk-sac of Centrophorus agrees with Squalus, and differs greatly from that of Galeus, which I have described as of peculiar shape, provided with a long umbilical cord, entering the sac towards the larger end.

    Notes on New Zealand Fish tellurian 2007

  • The predorsal spines do not at this stage show the protective knobs found in the foetus of Squalus, though they may be a later foetal development.

    Notes on New Zealand Fish tellurian 2007

  • According to the people the Nkonje (Squalus) here is not a dangerous “sea-tiger” unless a man wear red or carry copper bracelets; it is caught with hooks and eaten as by the

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo 2003

  • Our most recent ones where we had the escape for it back in the '30s, the Squalus (ph) operation.

    CNN Transcript - Larry King Live: Did Al Gore Help Himself With His Acceptance Speech? - August 18, 2000 2000

  • In this connection it is of interest to note that insulin can be readily prepared from the pancreas of the Elasmobranchi (Raja and Squalus), which occurs as a compact gland with the islet tissue included in it, much in the same manner as in the mammalian pancreas.

    John Macleod - Nobel Lecture 1965

  • SHARKS, FIREFLIES, &c. We form to-day the acquaintance of an intelligent medical practitioner and collector in natural history, from whom we learn that there are eight different species of dog-fish (_Squalus_) along the Syracusan coast.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 363, January, 1846 Various

  • Then we got some _tubarao_ (or _Squalus carcharias_) -- a small fish with a long, pointed head like a bird's beak, of the _plagiostomos_ order, and several _mand [~i] _ -- a small yellow fish with enormous eyes.

    Across Unknown South America Arnold Henry Savage Landor 1894

  • The Sun-fish has been seen to glow like a white-hot cannon-ball, and in one species of Shark (Squalus fulgens) the whole surface sometimes gives out a greenish lurid light which makes it a most ghastly object, like some great ravenous spectre.

    The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In John Lubbock 1873


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