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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Squalus acanthias Linnaeus, 1758

Scientific synonyms and common names

Squalus acanthias Smith and Radcliffe, 1912

Squalus acanthias Linnaeus, 1758, Syst.Nat., ed. 10, 1:233.

Squalus spinax Olivius, 1780 (not Linnaeus, 1758 = Etmopterus spinex)
Squalus fernandinus Molina, 1782
Acanthias antiquorum Leach, 1818
Acanthias vulgaris Risso, 1826
Acanthias americanus Storer, 1846
Spinax mediterraneus Gistel, 1848
Spinax (Acanthias) Girard, 1854
Acanthias sucklii Girard, 1858 (error for suckleyi ?)
Acanthias linnei Malm, 1877
Acanthias lebruni Vaillant, 1888
Acanthias commun Navarette, 1898
Squalus mitsukurii Tanaka, 1917 (not Jordan and Fowler, 1903)
Squalus wakiyae Tanaka, 1918
Squalus kirki Phillips, 1931
Squalus whitleyi Phillipps, 1931
Squalus barbouri Howell-Rivero, 1936.

FAO Names:
Piked dogfish [English]
Aiguillat commun [French]
Mielga [Spanish]
SQUAL Squal [FAO Code]

Piked dogfish (Squalus acanthias)