Angelsharks – Squatiniformes

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All Sharks In This Order:

Eastern Angelshark

Family: Squatinidae | Genus: Squatina | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Vulnerable

The Eastern Angel Shark is an endemic species, meaning that it lives only in one place. In this case, they are found solely on the east coast of Australia, between Cairns in Queensland and Lakes Entrance, Victoria. They are yellow-brown… read more.

Hidden Angelshark

Family: Squatinidae | Genus: Squatina | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Endangered

The hidden angelshark is a shark found off the Atlantic coast of South America, from Brazil to Argentina. Like all angelsharks, it has a flattened body and broad pectoral fins that make it look like a ray. It grows up… read more.

Indonesian Angelshark

Family: Squatinidae | Genus: Squatina | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The Indonesian angelshark is a shark species endemic to Indonesia. Only a few specimens have been studied, but they’re relatively large angelsharks, with the largest specimen being about 134 cm. They’re closely related to the Taiwan angelshark. Like all angelsharks,… read more.

Japanese Angelshark

Family: Squatinidae | Genus: Squatina | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Vulnerable

The Japanese Angel shark is found in the northwestern Pacific Ocean off China, Japan, and Korea. It is a close relation to both the Taiwanese and Indonesian Angelshark, but diverged into its own distinct species during the Cretaceous period, around… read more.

Ocellated Angelshark

Family: Squatinidae | Genus: Squatina | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Vulnerable

The Ocellated Angelshark is a subtropical species which can only be in the Taiwan Straits, the South China Sea and the waters around northwestern Malaysia. Very little data exists for this shark as it is known only from two specimens,… read more.

Ornate Angelshark

Family: Squatinidae | Genus: Squatina | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Least Concern

The Ornate Angelshark is an angelshark of the family Squantinade endemic to southern Australia. Biology and Description: There is currently not enough information regarding this species’ biology. The Ornate Angelshark reaches a maximum size of 140 cm TL for females… read more.

Pacific Angelshark

Pacific Angelshark

Family: Squatinidae | Genus: Squatina | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Near Threatened

This species also known as the Pacific Angel Shark is a species of angel shark, from the Squatinidae family. It is mainly found in the eastern Pacific Ocean from Alaska to the Gulf of California, and from Ecuador to Chile…. read more.

Smoothback Angelshark

Family: Squatinidae | Genus: Squatina | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Critically Endangered

The Smoothback Angelshark is found in warm-temperate and tropical waters in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. This shark is categorised as Critically Endangered by the ICUN and much of the Mediterranean population has disappeared. They are usually found at… read more.

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