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 for houndshark
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]

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