Western angelshark

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Western angelshark
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squatiniformes
Family: Squatinidae
Genus: Squatina
Species: S. pseudocellata
Binomial name
Squatina pseudocellata
Last & W. T. White, 2008

The Western angelshark (Squatina pseudocellata) is an angel shark of the family Squatinidae found on the tropical outer continental shelf off northern Western Australia, at depths of 130 to 310 metres (430 to 1,020 ft). Its length is up to 64 centimetres (25 in).

Reproduction is ovoviviparous, with up to 20 pups in a litter.

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