Atlantic Spiny Dogfish

Squalus acanthias

Also Known As

Dogfish shark, Cape dogfish, Cape shark, Spring dogfish, Spiked dogfish, Grayfish, Spur dog, Piked dogfish

U.S. wild-caught Atlantic spiny dogfish is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.





U.S. wild-caught from Maine to North Carolina.


Mild and sweet.


Flaky but firm. It has higher oil content than mako or other sharks.


The raw meat is white. The outer flesh can have a reddish hue, which turns brown when cooked. The rest of the meat remains white when cooked.

Health Benefits

Shark is a low-fat source of protein and is high in selenium and vitamins B6 and B12. More information on health and seafood.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 100 g (raw)
Amount per serving
Calories 130
Protein 20.98 g
Fat, total 4.51 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 0.925 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 51 mg
Selenium 36.5 mcg
Sodium 79 mg

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