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Angel shark

Order Squaliformes
Family Squatinidae

Marine fish with cartilaginous skeleton. The anterior part of the body is flattened and rajiform, with a wide and sooth head, and a short and rounded snout. Wide mouth with small teeth with wide base and triangular tip. Wing-shaped pectoral fins. Back of sandy colour and whitish belly.

Characteristics
FAO code
AGN
Specie
Squatina squatina
Type
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
International denominations
Germany Meerengel
France Ange de mer commun
Italy Squadro
Portugal Anjo
United Kingdom Angel shark
Japan Korozame
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