Squatina californica

Ayres, 1859

Pacific angelshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squatiniformes Squatinidae

Reference of the original description
Ayres, W.O. (1859)
On new fishes of the California coast. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, (Series 1), 2, 25–32

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Rhina philippi

Squatina californica
Holotype: CAS: lost
Rhina philippi
Syntype: MCZ: 531-S

Description :

Citation: Squatina californica Ayres, 1859: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2024

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Squatina californica Ayres, 1859, coll. 7/14/1965; depth of 75 m; Bahia Santa Inez in the Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, 435 mm SL, SIO 65-305 © Digital Fish Library
Common names
deu \(T\) Pazifischer Meerengel, spa Angelote, spa Angelote del Pacífico, spa Pez ángel del Pacífico, spa Tiburón angel, fra \(T\) Ange de mer du Pacifique, eng Angel shark, eng Pacific Angel shark, eng Pacific angelshark

Eastern Pacific: southeastern Alaska to Gulf of California; Costa Rica to southern Chile. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: commercial

Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. [17641]. A carnivor [17641].

Size / Weight / Age
152 cm TL (male/unsexed; [518]); max. reported age: 35 years (Ref. 6147)

demersal; marine; depth range 3 - 205 m (Ref. 9253), usually 3 - 46 m (Ref. 54903)

shark-references Species-ID=6902;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Otodistomum veliporum (Creplin, 1837) Stafford, 1904 [23771]

  • Eudactylina aphiloxenos Deets, 1994 [17867]
  • Trebius latifurcatus Wilson, 1921 [14624]

  • Branchellion lobata Moore, 1952 [12579]