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1. (noun) spiny dogfish, spotted spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias - a fish brownish-grey above with irregular white spots and white below. Body elongated with both dorsal fins preceded by a sharp spine. Reaches 1.2 m. Found in temperate waters around the world.

Kātahi ka tukuna e Pana-kareao rātou ko tana iwi ki a Hopihona, he rīwai, 12 tana te nui, he kete kūmara, e 8 ngā poaka me ētahi pioke (he mea whakahoki mai) (TTR 1990:96). / Then Pana-kareao and his people presented Hobson with 12 tons of potatoes, kits of kumara, 8 pigs, and some dried shark (which was sent back).

2. (noun) spotted dogfish, spotted smoothhound, Mustelus lenticulatus - pale golden brown to grey above with numerous small blue and white spots. white below. Body long and slender with no spines in the dorsal fins. Found throught Aotearoa/New Zealand to depths of 200 m.

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