Angular angelshark

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Angular angelshark
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Squatiniformes
Family: Squatinidae
Genus: Squatina
Species: S. guggenheim
Binomial name
Squatina guggenheim
Marini, 1936
Squatina guggenheim distmap.png
Range of Angular angelshark (in blue)
Synonyms

Squatina punctata Marini, 1936

The angular angelshark or spiny angelshark (Squatina guggenheim) is an angelshark of the family Squatinidae found off southern Brazil, Uruguay, and northern Argentina at depths of between 4 and 265 m. Its length is up to 1.3 m.

Reproduction is ovoviviparous, with 6 to 8 pups in a litter. Shallow inshore regions are important as nursery grounds for this endangered species.

References

  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Squatina guggenheim" in FishBase. July 2006 version.
  • Compagno, Dando, & Fowler, Sharks of the World, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 2005 ISBN 0-691-12072-2
  • Chiaramonte, G. & Vooren, C.M. (2007). "Squatina guggenheim". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2007: e.T39330A10202558. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2007.RLTS.T39330A10202558.en. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
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