Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squatiniformes
(Angel sharks) > Squatinidae
Etymology: Squatina: Latin, squatina, -ae = a kind of shark (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 4 - 360 m (Ref. 57911), usually 4 - 266 m (Ref. 55667). Subtropical; 20°S - 45°S, 68°W - 40°W (Ref. 57911)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 74.2  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 129 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57911); 130.0 cm TL (female); common length : 89.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55667)
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri
Southwest Atlantic: southern Brazil and Argentina (Ref. 26282).
Bony fishes were the main food followed by crustaceans and molluscs (Ref. 55667). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Adult males are characterized by the presence of a patch of small spines near the tip of the pectoral fins (Ref. 86510).
Carvalho-Filho, A., 1992. Peixes: costa Brasileira. Marca D'Agua, Sao Paolo, Brazil. 304 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.4 ±0.80 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Fec=4-10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (65 of 100) .