Squatina david

ACERO, TAVERA, ANGUILA & HERNÁNDEZ, 2016


David’s Angel Shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squatiniformes Squatinidae

Reference of the original description
ACERO, A. & TAVERA, J.J. & ANGUILA, R. & HERNÁNDEZ, L. (2016)
A New Southern Caribbean Species of Angel Shark (Chondrichthyes, Squaliformes, Squatinidae), including Phylogeny and Tempo of Diversification of American Species. Copeia, 104 (2): 577–585

Types
Squatina david
Holotype: INVEMAR: PEC8250; Paratype: INVEMAR: PEC8252; INVEMAR: PEC2186; INVEMAR: PEC3988; INVEMAR: PEC4117;

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Citation: Squatina david ACERO, TAVERA, ANGUILA & HERNÁNDEZ, 2016: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2021

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Squatina david, new species, Male, holotype, 787 mm TL, INVEMAR PEC8250; © ACERO, TAVERA, ANGUILA & HERNÁNDEZ, 2016
Common names
spa angelote de David, eng David’s Angel Shark

Short Description
Original diagnosis after ACERO, TAVERA, ANGUILA & HERNÁNDEZ, 2016 [24301]: A Squatina distinct from other western North Atlantic squatinids based on the following combination of characters: mid-dorsal line lacking thorns or enlarged, sharp, pointed dermal denticles; eye-spiracle distance larger than 1.5 times eye diameter in specimens larger than 60 cm TL; each nasal flap with two rod-like barbels, outer barbel divided; coloration grayish to brownish yellow, male dark-spotted, females with abundant whitish spots.

Distribution
Colombian Caribbean, between Bocas de Ceniza and Punta Gallinas [24301]

Size / Weight / Age
599mm – 787 mm TL [24301]

Habitat
marine [24301]

Dentition
Dentition consisting of small, dagger-like teeth, conical without cusplets on a broad base, in two orderly longitudinal rows on upper jaw, three rows on bottom jaw, no teeth at symphysis, 10 teeth by row in each jaw. [24301]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=14611;