Category: Other

Bull Huss

Name:
Bull Huss (Scyliorhinus stellaris)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught bull huss can weigh 7.3 Kg (16 lbs) or more. The average bull huss weighs around 3.6 Kg (8 lbs).

Also known as:
Nursehound, large-spotted dogfish and greater spotted dogfish

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Common Skate

Name:
Common Skate (Raja batis)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught common skate can weigh 68 Kg (150 lbs) or more. Common skate are known to exceed 180 Kg (400 lbs) in weight! The average common skate weighs around 20.41 Kg (45 lbs).

IUCN Status:
CR – Critically Endangered

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Lesser Spotted Dogfish

Name:
Lesser-spotted Dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught lesser spotted dogfish can weigh 1.6 Kg (3½ lbs) or more. The average lesser spotted dogfish weighs around 1 Kg (2¼ lbs).

Also known as:
Lesser-Spotted Dogfish and Rockfish

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Smoothhound

Name:
Smoothhound (Mustelus mustelus)
Starry Smoothhound (Mustelus asterias)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught Smoothhounds and Starry Smoothhounds can both weigh 9.10 Kg (20 lbs) or more. The average Smoothhound and Starry Smoothhound weigh about 4.50 Kg (10 lbs).

Also known as:
The smoothhound is also known as a common smoothhound or a gummy shark.

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Sting Ray

Name:
Sting Ray (Dasyatis pastinaca)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught sting rays can weigh 18.14 Kg (40 lbs) or more. The average sting ray weighs around 6.80 Kg (15 lbs).

IUCN Status:
LC – Least Concern

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Thornback Ray

Name:
Thornback Ray (Raja clavata)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught thornback rays can weigh 9.07 Kg (20 lbs) or more. The average thornback ray weighs around 4.53 Kg (10 lbs).

Also known as:
Roker and Skate

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Tope

Name:
Tope (Galeorhinus galeus)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught tope can weigh 20 Kg (46 lbs) or more. The average tope weighs around 11.33 Kg (25 lbs).

Also known as:
Tope Shark, School Shark and Miller’s Dog

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