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Ornate angelshark

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Ornate angelshark

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
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 between 130 and 400 m. Its length is up to 1.4 m.

Reproduction is ovoviviparous, with two to nine pups per litter.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Squatina tergocellata 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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