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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Houndfish  \Hound"fish\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  small  shark  of  the  genus  {Galeus}  or  {Mustelus},  of  which 
  there  are  several  species,  as  the  smooth  houndfish  ({G. 
  canis}),  of  Europe  and  America;  --  called  also  {houndshark}, 
  and  {dogfish}. 
  Note:  The  European  nursehound,  or  small-spotted  dogfish,  is 
  {Scyllium  canicula};  the  rough  houndfish,  or 
  large-spotted  dogfish,  is  {S.  catulus}.  The  name  has 
  also  sometimes  been  applied  to  the  bluefish  ({Pomatomus 
  saltatrix}),  and  to  the  silver  gar.