Squatina punctata

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

Squatina punctata, is an angel shark of the family Squatinidae found in the southwest Atlantic from southern Brazil to Argentina, at depths of from 10 to 80 m. Its length is up to 91 cm.

Reproduction is ovoviviparous, with 3 to 8 pups per litter.

References

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