Squatina tergocellata McCulloch, 1914
Ornate angelshark
photo by Last P.R. & W.T. White

Family:  Squatinidae (Angel sharks)
Max. size:  135 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 120 - 400 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to Australia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found on the continental shelf and upper slope. Common in about 300 m depth (Ref. 6871). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Flesh is tasty (Ref. 6871).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 05 June 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 23.04.18
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 03.02.94

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