Pacific angelshark

* ambiguous synonym

The Pacific angelshark lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 3 - 205 m , usually 3 - 46 m environment.

The Pacific angelshark, Squatina californica, is a species of angel shark, family Squatinidae, found in the eastern Pacific Ocean from Alaska to the Gulf of California, and from Ecuador to Chile, although those in the Gulf of California and southeastern Pacific may in fact More

Male Pacific angelsharks mature at about 29.5–31.5 in (75–80 cm), females at slightly greater sizes. Pups are born at about 7.9–13.8 in (20–25 cm). Litter size ranges from a single offspring to 13, and the gestation period is reported to last 10 months. More

The Pacific Angelshark is up to 5 feet (1.5 m) long. DIET AND FEEDING HABITS Angelsharks eat fish, crustaceans, and mollusks. They spend the day hidden in the sand and rocks of the ocean bed. More

The Pacific angelshark was described by the first curator of Ichthyology at the California Academy of Sciences, William O. Ayres, in 1859 as Squatina californica. The genus name Squatina is derived from Latin, meaning "a kind of shark". More

The Pacific angelshark is known for its sluggish, inactive behavior often found buried in sand or mud and can weigh up to 27 kg. It has no dorsal or anal spines. More

the shape of its head to a monk’s hood, the Pacific angelshark is a bottom-dwelling fish that buries itself in sandy or muddy seabeds by day. Its distinctive flattened shape and excellent camouflage allows it to hide itself from unsuspecting prey, which it ambushes as they swim nearby. More

The pacific angelshark has a flat body that looks kind of like a stingray’s body. Pacific angelsharks are bottom dwellers and they burry themselves in shallow water so just their two eyes and part of their head are visible. More

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Anatomy: The Pacific Angelshark is up to 5 feet (1.5 m) long. It has tan skin with brown markings. It has large spiracles near the eyes, which are used for respiration. More

Pacific angelsharks are found in the eastern Pacific Ocean , from southern Alaska, USA to Baja, CA, USA and from Ecuador to southern Chile. RREPRODUCTION Angelsharks reproduce via aplacental viviparity with litters of 8-13 live-born pups. More

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Common names

Ange de mer du Pacifique in French (français)
Angel shark in English
Angelote in sp
Angelote in Spanish (español)
angelote del Pacífico in Spanish (español)
Angelshark in English
Californisk havengel in Norwegian (Norsk)
Chilean angel shark in English
Kalifornianmerienkeli in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kalifornisk havsängel in Swedish (Svenska)
Pacific angel shark in English
Pacific angelshark in English
Pacifische zee-engel in Dutch (Nederlands)
Pazifischer Meerengel in German (Deutsch)
Pez ángel del PacÌfico in Spanish (español)
pez-ángel in sp
Raszpla kalifornijska in Polish (polski)
Shark in English
South pacific angel shark in English
Squatina californica in French (français)
Stillehavshavengel in Danish (dansk)
Thornback angel shark in English
Tiburón in sp
Tiburón angel in Spanish (español)
ангел калифорнийский морской in Russian (русский язык)
ангел морской in Russian (русский язык)
加州扁鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
加州扁鲨 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Squatiniformes
Family : Squatinidae
Genus : Squatina
Species : Squatina californica
Authority : Ayres, 1859