Squatina oculata

Bonaparte, 1840

Smoothback angelshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squatiniformes Squatinidae

Reference of the original description
Bonaparte, C.L. (1840)
Iconografia della fauna italica per le quattro classi degli animali vertebrati. Tomo III. Pesci. Roma: Fasc. 27–29, puntata 136–154, 10 pls.

Squatina oculata
XXXX: No types known;

Description :

Citation: Squatina oculata Bonaparte, 1840: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 10/2022

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Common names
deu \(T\) Augenfleck-Meerengel, spa Angelote, spa Guitarra, spa Peje ángel, spa Pez ángel, fra \(T\) Ange de mer ocellé, eng Monk fish, eng Smooth-back angelshark, eng Smoothback angel shark, eng Smoothback angelshark, ita Squadro pelle rossa, por Anjo-de-malhas, por Peixe-anjo, Xkatlu ta' l-ghajnejn (malta)

Short Description
An angelshark with large thorns on snout and above eyes but not on midback, weakly bifurcated nasal barbels and weakly fringed anterior nasal flaps, the first dorsal-fin origin usually well behind the rear tips of pelvic fin, and prominent white spots on body [518]

Eastern Atlantic: Mediterranean and Morocco to Angola. 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]. Size at birth about 24 to 27 cm TL [518].

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

demersal; marine; depth range 5 - 500 m [20048], usually 50 - 100 m [518]

shark-references Species-ID=6941;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Eudactylina acuta Van Beneden, 1853 [16609]

  • Aega rosacea (Risso, 1816) (nomen nudum) [23898]