Squatina australis

Regan, 1906

Australian angelshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squatiniformes Squatinidae

Reference of the original description
Regan, C.T. (1906)
Descriptions of some new sharks in the British Museum collection. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (Series 7), 18(65), 435–440

Image of the original description
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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Rhina australis

Squatina australis
Holotype: BMNH: 1890.9.23.181

Description :

Citation: Squatina australis Regan, 1906: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2023

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Squatina australis Regan, 1906, © FAO, www.fish-base.org
Common names
spa Angelote australiano, fra \(T\) Ange de mer australien, eng Angel shark, eng Angelshark, eng Australian angel shark, eng Australian angelfish, eng Australian angelshark, eng Monkfish

Short Description
Numerous dark spots on lower lobe of caudal fin [544]. Pectoral fins greatly enlarged, with broad triangular lobe extending forward from their bases on either side of the gill slits; pelvic fins enlarged and wing-like; caudal very short, nearly symmetrical but not lunate, its lower lobe slightly longer than the upper [544].

Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia (including New South Wales). 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]. Occurs from close inshore to 130 m depth. Feeds mainly on small fishes and crustaceans.

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

demersal; marine; depth range 15 - 256 m (Ref. 54902)

shark-references Species-ID=6898;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Grillotia australis Beveridge & Campbell, 2001 [7376] [16112]
  • Hepatoxylon megacephalum (Rudolphi, 1819) [16112]