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Squatina oculata  Bonaparte, 1840

Smoothback angelshark
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Elasmobranquios (tiburones y rayas) (sharks and rays) > Squatiniformes (Angel sharks) > Squatinidae (Angel sharks)
Etymology: Squatina: Latin, squatina, -ae = a kind of shark (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Bonaparte.

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino demersal; rango de profundidad 5 - 500 m (Ref. 10719), usually 50 - 100 m (Ref. 247).   Subtropical, preferred ?; 47°N - 29°S, 17°W - 37°E

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Eastern Atlantic: Mediterranean and Morocco to Angola.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 160 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 247); common length : 120 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. )

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 0; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 0. 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 (Ref. 247)

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Found on sand and mud bottom (Ref. 26999) of continental shelves and upper slopes (Ref. 247). Mostly between 50 and 100 m but deeper in the tropics (Ref. 247). Feeds on small fishes (Ref. 247). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Utilized fresh and dried salted for human consumption; liver oil and hide also used (Ref. 247).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449). Size at birth about 24 to 27 cm TL (Ref. 247).

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Compagno, Leonard J.V. | Colaboradores

Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 1 - Hexanchiformes to Lamniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/1):1-249. Rome, FAO. (Ref. 247)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Critically Endangered (CR) (A2bcd+3cd+4bcd)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic




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