Standard formalin preserved dogfish sharks.
- Cartilaginous fish anatomy
- No swim bladder or operculum
- Good for group dissection
- Gill slits
Dogfish sharks, Squalus species, are a popular teaching specimen for biology and anatomy courses, specifically used for the teaching of cartilaginous fish anatomy. Dogfish will either be species Squalus species or Mustelus canis.
They are also great animal models to study comparative and vertebrate anatomy.
The harvesting of dogfish sharks is regulated by National Marine Fisheries to protect the species. Quantities used by our industry are very small in relation to the overall harvest.