Squatina albipunctata

LAST & WHITE, 2008

Eastern Angel Shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squatiniformes Squatinidae

Reference of the original description
LAST, P.R. & WHITE, W.T. (2008)
Three new angel sharks (Chondrichthyes: Squatinidae) from the Indo-Australian region. Zootaxa, 1734: 1–26

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Citation: Squatina albipunctata LAST & WHITE, 2008: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2021

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Common names
eng Eastern Angel Shark

Short Description
Body robust, strongly depressed anteriorly, firm. Trunk similarly depressed, almost ray-like, deepest over abdomen. Not tapering abruptly at pelvic-fin insertion, tail strongly depressed, even at origin of caudal fin. Abdomen moderately elongate. Head broad, extended laterally, strongly depressed; oval in cross-section; Pectoral fins very large, expanded, base very fleshy; Pelvic fins large, elongate; Dorsal fins similar in size and shape, somewhat upright, close together; Dermal denticles densely covering entire dorsal surface of body (Ref. 74939).

Pacific: Australia. Occurs off eastern Australia between Cairns, Queensland and Lakes Entrance, Victoria (Ref. 74939). Source: www.gbif.org

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Size / Weight / Age
98.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 74939)); 56.6 cm TL (female)

benthopelagic; marine; depth range 37 - 415 m (Ref. 74939)

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