The spurdog is a type of small shark or dogfish, said to make the best eating of all the dogfish. It is useful for its medium oily white flesh and is generally versatile. This fish is an excellent addition to soups because of its texture. It feeds on shellfish which flavours its own firm, white flesh. It grows 2-3 metres in length. Many of the names for types of dogfish are confused from place to place, and this may also be known as rock salmon or nursehound or, in some places, as rock eel. Spurdog, smoothound and tope are all sold as huss which is all very confusing and, to make life complete, you may even find it as school, tope or soupfin shark.

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