Squatina formosa

SHEN & TING, 1972


Taiwan angleshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squatiniformes Squatinidae

Reference of the original description
SHEN, S.-C. & TING, W.-H. (1972)
Ecological and morphological study on fish-fauna from the waters around Taiwan and its adjacent islands. 2. Notes on some rare continental shelf fishes and description of two new species. Bulletin of the Institute of Zoology Academia Sinica (Taipei), 11 (1): 13–31

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Types
Squatina formosa
Holotype: NTUM: 01329 (old: NTT 7213130); Paratype: NTUM: 7041631; NTUM: 7041632; NTUM: 7222433;


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Citation: Squatina formosa SHEN & TING, 1972: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2021

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Squatina formosa SHEN & TING, 1972, © FAO, www.fish-base.org
Common names
spa Angelote de Taiwan, fra \(T\) Ange de mer moinillon, eng Taiwan angel shark, eng Taiwan angleshark, eng Tiawan angelfish

Short Description
Taiwan angelshark Squatina formosa has broad pectoral fins with outer corner more obtuse and free rear tips narrowly subangular; nasal barbels apparently simple, narrow and tapered. Anterior nasal flaps smooth to weakly fringed; dermal folds on sides of head possibly with a triangular lobe. Rear tip of inner margin of pelvic fins reaching little beyond origin of first dorsal. Very short hypocercal tail. Rows of small spines on midline of back and tail, and on snout and between eyes. Color: no ocelli (eye-like spot) on body [518] (Ref. 31369).

Distribution
West Pacific: northeastern and southwestern coasts of Taiwan and the Philippines. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Biology
Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk [733].

Size / Weight / Age
46 cm TL (female)

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 183 - 220 m (Ref. 54905)

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=6916;