Taiwan angelshark

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Taiwan angelshark
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squatiniformes
Family: Squatinidae
Genus: Squatina
Species: S. formosa
Binomial name
Squatina formosa
S. C. Shen & W. H. Ting, 1972
Squatina formosa distmap.png
Range of Taiwan angelshark (in blue)

The Taiwan angelshark, Squatina formosa, is an angel shark of the family Squatinidae found around Taiwan between latitudes 24° N and 22° N, at depths of between 185 and 220 m. Its length is up to 46 cm for an immature female - there are no adult specimens.

Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

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