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Angel Shark Kimberly Francis Scientific: Squatina squatina
They are found in Eastern Pacific Ocean from Alaska to the Gulf of California and Costa Rica. The Pacific Angel Shark is endangered.
Distinctive Features: Flattened with a terminally mouth at the tip of nose/snout. Fins are broad, Eyes are Circular. Size: Max length is 60’’ Age: Max age is 35 years Weight: Max weight is 60 lbs
Food: fish such as croakers, flatfish, corbina, blacksmith, hake, peppered shark, and halibut. Also invertebrates like crustaceans and mollusks.
Reproduction: Occurs in early summer Hatches eggs No placenta Predators: White Shark.
The sharks flesh is sold fresh and frozen for human consumption
The Angel Shark is a bottom dweller and seems harmless. The shark has very sharp teeth that could inflict a lot of pain if you are bitten. It may bite a diver if the diver approaches its head or grabs it tail.
The Angel Shark has similar characteristics to a stingray.