Squatina argentina

(Marini, 1930)

Argentine angelshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squatiniformes Squatinidae

Reference of the original description
Marini, T.L. (1930)
Nueva especie de pez ángel, Rhina argentina n. sp. Physis, 10: 5–7

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Rhina argentina

Squatina argentina
Holotype: MACN: 574;

Description :

Citation: Squatina argentina (Marini, 1930): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 10/2022

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Squatina argentina (Marini, 1930), © Diego Vaz, Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Biociências - USP
Common names
spa Angelito, spa Angelote argentino, fra \(T\) Ange de mer argentin, eng Argentine angel shark, eng Argentine angelshark, por Anjo, por Anjo-do-mar, por Cação-anjo, por Cação-viola, por Peixe-anjo

Short Description
A species of Squatina distinguished from congeners by a darker background color, ranging from dark-brown to reddish-brown, higher number of tooth rows with 24 vertical tooth rows in both upper and lower jaws and anterior half of pectoral fin margin convex, vertebral centra: maximum values 136 [19578];

Southwest Atlantic: Santa Catarina state in Brazil to southern Uruguay [19578] Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries

Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Both ovaries are functional [19579].

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

demersal; marine; depth range 100 - 400 m [19579]

tooth rows with 24 vertical tooth rows in both upper and lower jaws, tooth formula 12-12/12-12 [19578];

shark-references Species-ID=6896;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Pontobdella loricata (Harding, 1924) [8262]