Chilean Angelshark

About the Chilean Angelshark

The Chilean angelshark is a shark species found in the Eastern Pacific, from Colombia to Chile. It lives on the continental shelf at depths of 30 to 75 m. It is one of several similar angelsharks in the region.

Like all angelsharks, they have a flattened body and broad pectoral fins, which make them resemble rays.

They’re ovoviviparous, but litter sizes are unknown. Adults can be up to 150 cm long.

Very little is known about their population, but angelshark populations are decreasing globally. At the moment there isn’t enough information about their populations and they’re considered Data Deficient.

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Scientific Name Squatina armata
OrderAngelsharks - Squatiniformes
GenusSquatina
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOvoviviparous
SizeMedium
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 150 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range30 - 75 m
DistributionSoutheast Pacific
EnvironmentDemersal
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