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Difference between Dog salmon and Dogfish

dog salmona salmon of Western North America (Oncorhynchus keta):

  • The meat of the dog salmon is palatable when fresh or smoked.


1. various small sharks, chiefly of the family Squalidae, of Atlantic and Pacific coastal waters:

  • The spiny dogfish shark travels in packs.

2. a bony freshwater fish (Amia calva) of central and eastern North America:

  • The fish known to be called a dogfish does not occur in these northern waters.