Chilean angelshark

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Chilean angelshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squatiniformes
Family: Squatinidae
Genus: Squatina
Species: S. armata
Binomial name
Squatina armata
(Philippi, 1887) [1]
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Range of Chilean angelshark (in blue)

The Chilean angelshark (Squatina armata) is an angel shark of the family Squatinidae found in the subtropical waters of Chile, that grows up to 1.03 metres (3 ft 5 in) in length. The holotype is lost. Reproduction is ovoviviparous.


  1. ^ N. Bailly (2013). Nicolas Bailly, eds. "Squatina armata (Philippi, 1887)". FishBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved October 7, 2013.