|Named By:||Agassiz in 1833|
|Time Period:||Early Devonian to Early Permian, 409-284 Ma|
|Size:||30 centimetres long|
|Fossil(s):||Many remains including complete specimens|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Acanthodii | Acanthodiformes ||
Acanthodes (meaning spiny base or thorny base) is an extinct genus of spiny shark. Fossils have been found in Europe, North America, and Australia.