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Squalus acanthias Distribution

Piked dogfish
Aiguillat commun
The tropical Atlantic
The temperate Atlantic
The tropical Pacific
The Mediterranean
Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 10 and 950 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is aggressive and may attack
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 160 cm
  • Maximum age known : 75 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Cephalopods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be very dangerous
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).
  • The species is classified asVulnerable
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

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