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 for Dogfish
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 :

  Roussette \Rous*sette"\, n. [F.; -- so called in allusion to the
     color. See Russet.]
     1. (Zool.) A fruit bat, especially the large species
        ({Pieropus vulgaris) inhabiting the islands of the Indian
        ocean. It measures about a yard across the expanded wings.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Zool.) Any small shark of the genus Scyllium; -- called
        also dogfish. See Dogfish.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Amia \Am"i*a\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? a kind of tunny.] (Zool.)
     A genus of fresh-water ganoid fishes, exclusively confined to
     North America; called bowfin in Lake Champlain, dogfish
     in Lake Erie, and mudfish in South Carolina, etc. See
     Bowfin.
     [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.
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     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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bowfin \Bow"fin`\, n. (Zool.)
     A voracious ganoid fish ({Amia calva) found in the fresh
     waters of the United States; the mudfish; -- called also
     Johnny Grindle, and dogfish.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dogfish
      n 1: primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a
           very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North
           America [syn: bowfin, grindle, dogfish, Amia calva]
      2: any of several small sharks

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