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Clouded angelshark

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Clouded angelshark

Clouded angelshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squatiniformes
Family: Squatinidae
Genus: Squatina
Species: S. nebulosa
Binomial name
Squatina nebulosa
Regan, 1906
Range of clouded angelshark (in blue)

The clouded angelshark (Squatina nebulosa) is an angel shark of the family Squatinidae found in the northwest Pacific from the southeastern Sea of Japan to Taiwan between latitudes 47° N and 22° N. Its length is up to 1.63 m.

Reproduction is ovoviviparous.


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