Longnose Spurdog

About the Longnose Spurdog

The longnose spurdog is a species of dogfish found in the Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, and possibly the Northwest Pacific. It lives on continental shelves, at depths of 16 to 780 m, and has been most commonly reported in deep water.

They’re ovoviviparous and have litters of three or four pups. Their maximum recorded length is 1 m. They’re sluggish and have smooth spines on their two dorsal fins.

Almost nothing is known about their population trends. This species is currently considered data deficient.

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Scientific Name Squalus blainville
OrderDog and Angelfish Sharks - Squaliformes
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
Litter Size 3-4
Common Length 100 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 16-780 m
DistributionEastern Central Atlantic, Southeast Atlantic, Northeast Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea, Northwest Pacific