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Squatina tergocellata:   (click for more)

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FAO Names
En - Ornate angelshark, Fr - Ange de mer bourgeois, Sp - Angelote ornamentado.
3Alpha Code: SUE     Taxonomic Code: 1090300412
Scientific Name with Original Description
Squatina tergocellata  McCulloch, 1914, Zool.Result.Fish.Exp.Endeavour, 2:84, fig. 2, pl. 15. Holotype: Female, 420 mm fork length. Type locality: Great Australian Bight, from 293 to 365.
Diagnostic Features
fieldmarks: An angelshark with strongly fringed nasal barbels and anterior nasal flaps, dermal flaps on sides of head without angular lobes, large eyes with interspace between them and spiracles less than 1.5 times eye diameter, fairly broad and rounded pectoral fins, and prominent large ocelli on body.

Trunk relatively narrow.  Anterior nasal barbels and posterior margins of anterior nasal flaps strongly fringed; distance from eye to spiracle less than 1.5 times eye diameter; dermal folds on sides of head without triangular lobes.  Origin of first dorsal fin about opposite inner margins of pelvic fins; pectoral fins moderately high and angular, with broadly rounded free rear tips.  Small spines present on midline of back and tail from head to dorsal fins and between the fin bases; moderate-sized spines present on snout and above eyes.  Very large and prominent ocelli present on body. 
Geographical Distribution

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Western South Pacific: Australia (New South Wales, Western and South Australia).
Habitat and Biology
A little-known, temperate water angel shark of the Australian continental shelf and upper slope, on or near the bottom,at depths of 128 to 366 m.
Size
Maximum uncertain, largest reported 55 cm total length (probably immature).
Interest to Fisheries
None at present.
Source of Information
FAO species catalogue Vol.4. Sharks of the world. An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Shark Species Known to Date Part 1 - Hexanchiformes to Lamniformes. Compagno, L.J.V.1984FAO Fisheries Synopsis.  , (125) Vol.4, Part 1.
Bibliography
Bigelow & Schroeder, 1948
Whitley, 1940
 
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