Angular angel shark

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

Squatina punctata Marini, 1936

The angular angel shark or spiny angel shark, Squatina guggenheim, is an angel shark 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.

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