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Synonyms for angel shark

sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do

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Angel sharks (Squatina squatina) are "flat sharks" that spend most of their time camouflaged on the bottom of the seabed, ambushing fish.
Angel sharks (Squatina squatina) are 'flat sharks' that spend most of their time camouflaged on the bottom of the seabed, ambushing fish.
Movements, distribution feeding, and growth of the Pacific angel shark, Squatina california, at Catalina Island, California, Master's thesis, Calif.
This isolated initiative was conducted on an experimental basis, mostly because using meshes of 320 mm and 280 mm by national vessels were, in the early 2000's, a common practice for fishing angel sharks, a pattern which remained unchanged until 2004/2005.
Summary: An endangered angel shark has given birth to 19 pups at the Deep Sea World aquarium in Scotland.
Angel sharks; porbeagles; gulper sharks; white skate; and--ironically--common skate, are critically endangered in European waters.
But angel sharks (family Squatinidae) have proportionately larger jaws than any other species.
A coalition of park advocates, including NPCA, believes that the reserve area will help reverse an alarming decline in populations of several marine species once plentiful there, including red snapper, abalone, and angel sharks.
These include angel sharks and narrownose smooth-hound shark, classified as Endangered by the IUCN (Massa et al., 2005; Vooren & Chiaramonte, 2006; Chiaramonte & Vooren, 2007) and tope shark, classified as Vulnerable (Walker et al, 2006).
A telemetric study of the behavior of free swimming Pacific angel sharks Squatina californica.
For example, fast-swimming mackerel sharks have a large, conico-cylindrical shape; benthic cat sharks have long, slender bodies; and benthic angel sharks and saw sharks are highly flattened in shape.
Furthermore, Natanson (1984) and Natanson and Cailliet (1990), working with OTC-injected Pacific angel sharks, Squatina californica, found no correlation between centrum band deposition and any temporal cycle and concluded that bands were deposited in response to somatic growth.