Squatina legnota

LAST & WHITE, 2008

Indonesian Angel Shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squatiniformes Squatinidae

Reference of the original description
LAST, P.R. & WHITE, W.T. (2008)
Three new angel sharks (Chondrichthyes: Squatinidae) from the Indo-Australian region. Zootaxa, 1734: 1–26

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Squatina legnota
Holotype: MZB: 15500; Paratype: CSIRO: H 6565-01;

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Citation: Squatina legnota LAST & WHITE, 2008: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2021

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Short Description
Body strongly depressed anteriorly, firm; trunk strongly depressed, almost ray-like, deepest over abdomen; not tapering abruptly at pelvic-fin insertion, tail strongly depressed, even at origin of caudal fin. Abdomen moderately elongate. Head broad, extended laterally, strongly depressed; oval in cross-section; subcircular, with truncate anterior margin when viewed from above. Mouth large, terminal. Dermal denticles covering entire dorsal surface of body; less dense, absent on posterior borders of fins (Ref. 74939).

Indian Ocean: Indonesia. Occurs off southern Indonesia. Palabuhanratu in West Java, Cilacap in Central Java, Kedonganan in Bali, and Tanjung Luar in Lombok. Depth information not known.

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Size / Weight / Age
134 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 74939)); 47.1 cm TL (female)

benthopelagic; marine

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