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 for Scyllium canicula
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Houndfish \Hound"fish\, n. (Zool.)
     Any small shark of the genus Galeus or Mustelus, of which
     there are several species, as the smooth houndfish ({Galeus
     canis), of Europe and America; -- called also houndshark,
     and dogfish.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The European nursehound, or small-spotted dogfish, is
           Scyllium canicula; the rough houndfish, or
           large-spotted dogfish, is Scyllium catulus. The name
           has also sometimes been applied to the bluefish
           ({Pomatomus saltatrix), and to the silver gar.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dogfish \Dog"fish`\, n. (Zool.)
     1. A small shark, of many species, of the genera Mustelus,
        Scyllium, Spinax, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The European spotted dogfishes ({Scyllium catudus, and
           Scyllium canicula) are very abundant; the American
           smooth, or blue dogfish is Mustelus canis; the common
           picked, or horned dogfish ({Squalus acanthias)
           abundant on both sides of the Atlantic.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The bowfin ({Amia calva). See Bowfin.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. The burbot of Lake Erie.
        [1913 Webster]

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