Kōrero: Sharks and rays

Spiny dogfish

Spiny dogfish

Spiny dogfish earned their name from the line of sharp spines along their backs, and because they attack other fish in dog-like packs. They have flattened heads and relatively large eyes, and grow to about 1.6 metres.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Sharks and rays - Sharks as food', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5315/spiny-dogfish (accessed 15 November 2019)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006