Western angelshark

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Western angelshark
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Squatiniformes
Family: Squatinidae
Genus: Squatina
Species:
S. pseudocellata
Binomial name
Squatina pseudocellata
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Range of the Western angelshark

The western angelshark (Squatina pseudocellata) is an angelshark 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.

References[edit]

  • Compagno, Dando, & Fowler, Sharks of the World, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 2005 ISBN 0-691-12072-2
  • P. M. Kyne & R. D. Cavanagh (2003). "Squatina ocellata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Squatina pseudocellata" in FishBase. February 2011 version.