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Western angelshark
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Squatina
Species:
pseudocellata
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Range of the Western angelshark

The western angelshark (Squatina pseudocellata) is an angelshark of the family Squatinidae found on the tropical outer continental shelf off northern Western Australia, at depths of 130 to 310 metres (430 to 1,020 ft). Its length is up to 64 centimetres (25 in).

Reproduction is ovoviviparous, with up to 20 pups in a litter.

  • Compagno, Dando, & Fowler, Sharks of the World, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 2005
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