Ornate angelshark

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Ornate angelshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squatiniformes
Family: Squatinidae
Genus: Squatina
Species: S. tergocellata
Binomial name
Squatina tergocellata
McCulloch, 1914
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Range of ornate angelshark (in blue)

The ornate angelshark (Squatina tergocellata) is an angel shark of the family Squatinidae endemic to southeast Australia between latitudes 30°S and 35°S, at depths of 130–400 m (430–1,310 ft). It can reach lengths of up to 1.4 m (4.6 ft). Reproduction is ovoviviparous, with two to nine pups per litter.[2]


  1. ^ Kyne, P.M.; T. I. Walker; M. B. Bennett (2016). "Squatina tergocellata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Squatina tergocellata" in FishBase. July 2006 version.

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