Squatina pseudocellata

LAST & WHITE, 2008

Western 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 pseudocellata
Holotype: CSIRO: H 2567-01; Paratype: CSIRO: H 4070-01; CSIRO: H 5188-03; CSIRO: CA 3291; CSIRO: CA 3663; CSIRO: CA 4474; WAM: P 26195-001;

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Citation: Squatina pseudocellata 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. Dermal denticles covering entire dorsal surface of body; less dense, absent on posterior borders of fins (Ref. 74939).

Indian Ocean: Australia. Endemic to tropical and subtropical Western Australia between Port Hedland and Dorre Island; demersal on the outer continental shelf and upper slope in depths of 150-312 m (Ref. 74939). Source: www.gbif.org

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Size / Weight / Age
75.1 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 74939)); 64 cm TL (female)

benthopelagic; marine; depth range 150 - 312 m (Ref. 74939)

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