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Angular angel shark

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Angular angel shark

Angular angelshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squatiniformes
Family: Squatinidae
Genus: Squatina
Species: S. guggenheim
Binomial name
Squatina guggenheim
Marini, 1936
Range of Angular angelshark (in blue)

Squatina punctata Marini, 1936

The angular angel shark or spiny angel shark (Squatina guggenheim) is an angel shark of the family Squatinidae found off southern Brazil, Uruguay, and northern Argentina at depths of between 4 and 265 m. Its length is up to 1.3 m.

Reproduction is ovoviviparous, with 6 to 8 pups in a litter. Shallow inshore regions are important as nursery grounds for this endangered species.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Squatina guggenheim in FishBase. July 2006 version.
  • Compagno, Dando, & Fowler, Sharks of the World, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 2005 ISBN 0-691-12072-2
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