DOGFISH POTENTIAL CURE FOR TUMOR CELLS
Cure infection and disease. Squalamine, a chemical extracted from dogfish, appears to kill bacterial microbes and removes potential tumor cells. The spiny dogfish has dorsal spines, no anal fin, and white spots along its back. The caudal fin has asymmetrical lobes, forming a heterocercal tail. The species name acanthias refers to the shark’s two spines. These are used defensively. If captured, the shark can arch its back to pierce its captor. Glands at the base of the spines secrete a mild venom.