Atlantic angel shark

Reproduction is ovoviviparous, with up to 25 pups in a litter born in the summer.

The Atlantic angel shark lives in the demersal, marine, depth range - 1390 m, usually - 128 m environment.

The Atlantic Angel Shark or Squatina dumeril is a very odd shaped shark that is often referred to as a Sand Devil. This sharks broad pectoral fins make it often mistaken for a type of stingray. More

Lesueur first described the Atlantic angel shark in 1818 as Squatina dumeril. The genus name Squatina is derived from Latin, meaning "a kind of shark". In previous scientific literature, there are no synonyms attributed with this species. More

The Atlantic angel shark ranges from a bluish-gray to an ashy-gray in color with a white underside. The head and portions of the fins have a reddish hue. There is a red spot located on both the throat and abdomen. More

The adult Atlantic angel shark is relatively small, typically ranging from 3 to 4 feet (91-122 cm) in length , although occasionally reaching 6 feet (about 183 cm). Maturity is attained at 35-41in or (90-105 cm). Habitat S. More

to develop the catch rate model for Atlantic angel shark in the NEFSC bottom trawl survey. Proportion positive assumed a binomial error distribution, whereas positive catch rates assumed a Poisson distribution. Table 24. Trends in catch rates of small coastal sharks. More

commonly called Atlantic Angel Shark found in the western Atlantic Ocean. It's a peculiar species of shark with flattened bodies and broad pectoral fins that gives it a strong resemblance to skates and rays. More

The sand devil or Atlantic angel shark, Squatina dumeril, is an angel shark of the family Squatinidae found in the subtropical outer continental shelf and upper slopes of the western Atlantic from southern New England to the Gulf of More

Common names

Ange de l'Atlantique in French (français)
Ange de mer de sable in French (français)
Angel shark in English
angelote del Atlántico in Spanish (español)
Atlantic angel shark in English
Atlantic angelshark in English
Atlantinmerienkeli in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Karibisk havsängel in Swedish (Svenska)
monkfish in English
Ryna in Polish (polski)
sand devil in English
Sanddjævel in Danish (dansk)
Squatina dumeril in French (français)
Tiburón in Spanish (español)
Tiburón ángel in Spanish (español)
Zandduivel in Dutch (Nederlands)
Zandduivel in Unknown
杜氏扁鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
杜氏扁鯊 in Unknown
杜氏扁鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
杜氏扁鲨 in Unknown

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Order : Squatiniformes
Family : Squatinidae
Genus : Squatina
Species : Squatina dumeril
Authority : Lesueur, 1818