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Squatina tergocellatoides:   (click for more)

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FAO Names
En - Ocellated angelshark, Fr - Ange de mer dandy, Sp - Angelote ocelado.
3Alpha Code: SUN     Taxonomic Code: 1090300413
Scientific Name with Original Description
Squatina tergocellatoides  Chen, 1963, Biol.Bull.Dep.Biol.Coll.Sci.Tunghai Univ.(Ichthyol.Ser. 1), (19):98, fig. 1. Holotype: Tunghai University, THUP 00348, 265 mm female. Type Locality: Taiwan Island Straits.
Diagnostic Features
fieldmarks: An angelshark with weakly fringed nasal barbels and anterior nasal flaps, and no ocelli on body.

Anterior nasal barbels strongly fringed; posterior margin of anterior nasal flaps between nasal barbels and tips strongly fringed; distance from eye to spiracle less than 1.5 times eye diameter; dermal folds on sides of head with 2 or 3 prominent triangular lobes.  Origin of first dorsal fin usually about opposite pelvic rear tips; pectoral fins rather long and fringes low, free rear tips narrowly subangular.  Large spines present on midline of back and tail from head to dorsal fins and between the fin bases, also on snout and above frontal view of head eyes; lateral trunk denticles pyramidal, not hooked.  No ocelli on body 
Geographical Distribution

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Western North Pacific: Taiwan Straits.
Habitat and Biology
A little-known angelshark from Taiwan Island waters, details of habitat and biology unknown.
Size
Maximum total length at least 63 cm (holotype and only known specimen).
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
Chen, 1963
 
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