Smoothback angel shark

Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

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The Smoothback angel shark lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 5 - 500 m , usually 50 - 100 m environment.

The Smoothback angel shark is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

No image of Smoothback Angel shark found in the Shark Database Range Map Earth Map Names Scientific: Squatina occulta German: Weichr More

The smoothback angel shark is a bottom-dwelling species found off Brazil in the waters of the western South Atlantic shelf. Here the species is being depleted by bottom-trawl fisheries. More

* Squatina oculata - Smoothback angel shark (found in the Mediterranean Sea and along the coast of Africa) * Squatina punctata - Angular angel shark (found in the Mediterranean Sea and along the coast of Africa) More

Common names

Ange de mer ocellé in French (français)
Àngel d'ulls in Catalan (Català)
Àngel d'ulls in Unknown
Angelote in Spanish (español)
Anjo-de-malhas in Portuguese (Português)
Augenfleck-Meerengel in German (Deutsch)
Ehoua-din in Fon
Ehoua-din in Fon GBE
Ehoua-din in Unknown
Engelhaai in Afrikaans
Escat in Catalan (Català)
Gevlekte zee-engel in Dutch (Nederlands)
Gevlekte zee-engel in Unknown
Glatrygget havengel in Danish (dansk)
Guitarra in Spanish (español)
Keler baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Keler balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Matorina in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Matorina in Greek, Modern (1453)
Matorina in Unknown
Mbengue in Wolof (Wollof)
Meumeugner in Wolof (Wollof)
monk fish in English
Parfläckig havsängel in Swedish (Svenska)
Peixe-anjo in Portuguese (Português)
Peje ángel in Spanish (español)
Pez ángel in Spanish (español)
Rina in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Rina in Greek, Modern (1453)
Rina in Unknown
Skadhine in Albanian (Shqip)
Sklat žutan in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Sklat žutan in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Smooth-back angelshark in English
Smoothback angel shark in English
smoothback angelshark in English
Squadro pelle rossa in Italian (Italiano)
Täplämerienkeli in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Xkatlu in Maltese (Malti)
Xkatlu ta' l-ghajnejn in Maltese (Malti)
Άγγελος in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Άγγελος in Unknown
Βιολί in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Βιολί in Unknown
Βιολόψαρο in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Βιολόψαρο in Unknown
Ματορίνα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Ματορίνα in Greek, Modern (1453)
Ματορίνα in Unknown
Ρίνα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Ρίνα in Unknown
白斑扁鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
白斑扁鯊 in Unknown
白斑扁鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
白斑扁鲨 in Unknown

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Order : Squatiniformes
Family : Squatinidae
Genus : Squatina
Species : Squatina oculata
Authority : Bonaparte, 1840