Lesser Spotted Dogfish - Scyloirhinus Canicula

Common Goby

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Species Compatibility

Large Wrasse
Large Gadiods
Bass / Beam

Suitable DisplayReef Tank
Ray Tank
Ocean Tank


The upper surface is greyish to pale brown with small dark brown spots, the underside is creamy-white. Dogfish are small, shallow-water sharks with blunt heads and slender, elongate bodies and two dorsal fins situated towards the tail end of the body. Can grow up to 1m in length. The skin is rough, similar to the texture of sand paper.


Dogfish are bottom living sharks which occur on a wide variety of seabed types but are most commonly encountered on sand or gravel at depths between 1-50m,.
It feeds on a range of bottom-living invertebrates, especially crabs, shrimps, molluscs and nworms and also some small fish.

Species fact

Females deposit large, thick-walled egg cases, two at a time, from March to October, securing them to bunches of seaweed. The eggs take 7–12 months to hatch