Sunday, November 11, 2012

Needle Dogfish

Scientifically known as Centrophorus acus, the needle dogfish is a small type of shark that lives in deep sea waters. It has been sighted in the Pacific Ocean near Japan and in the Gulf of Mexico. Having two dorsal fins with spines, the adult needle dogfish measures an average of 80 cm in length (almost 1 ft). It has no anal fin.