Squatina aculeata

CUVIER, 1829

Sawback angelshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squatiniformes Squatinidae

Reference of the original description
CUVIER, G.L.C.F.D. (1829)
Le règne animal, distribué d'après son organisation, pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparée. Edition 2. Paris, Déterville, de l'Impr. de A. Belin,

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Images of the original description (synonym)
Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Raia machuelo, Raja osbeckii, Rhina aculeata, Rhina (Squatina) aculeata, Squatina aculata, Squatina fimbriata

Squatina aculeata
Holotype: MNHN: 1218;

Description :

Citation: Squatina aculeata CUVIER, 1829: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2021

Please send your images of "Squatina aculeata" to info@shark-references.com

Squatina aculeata CUVIER, 1829, © FAO, www.fish-base.org
Common names
spa Angelote espinoso, spa Angelote espinudo, fra \(T\) Ange de mer épineux, eng Sawback angel shark, eng Sawback angelshark, ita Squadrolino, por Anjo-espinhoso, por Peixe-anjo

Eastern Atlantic: western Mediterranean, Morocco, Senegal, Guinea to Nigeria, Gabon to Angola. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: medium; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family

Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk [733].

Size / Weight / Age
188 cm TL (male/unsexed; [518])

demersal; marine; depth range 30 - 500 m [518]

shark-references Species-ID=6885;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Eudactylina acuta VAN BENEDEN, 1853 [16609]