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Smoothback angelshark

Smoothback angelshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squatiniformes
Family: Squatinidae
Genus: Squatina
Species: S. oculata
Binomial name
Squatina oculata
Bonaparte, 1840
Range of smoothback angelshark (in blue)

The smoothback angelshark (Squatina oculata) is an angel shark of the family Squatinidae found in the eastern Atlantic between latitudes 47°N and 28°S. Its length is up to 1.6 metre.

Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

It is fished for off the African coast, and is depleted in the Mediterranean.

References

  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Squatina oculata in FishBase. July 2006 version.
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