Title: Saltwater Fishes
Species #: 35
Common Name: Pacific Angel Shark Scientific Name: Squatina californica Kingdom: Animalia Class: Chondrichthyes Family:
Phylum: Chordata Order:
Geography / Habitat: bottom-dweller, shallow waters, Eastern Pacific coastline, California to Chile
Life Strategy: long gestation period results in immediate survival of pups. annual breeding cycle. typically solitary
Food / Feed Strategy: carnivores, primarily eat bony fishes and cephalopods.
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Body Form or Style: Depressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Subcarangiform Mouth Position: Inferior Citation: "Sawback Angelsharks, Squatina Aculeata at MarineBio.org." MarineBio.org Marine Biology, Ocean Life Conservation, Sea Creatures, Biodiversity, Oceans Research... Web. 12 Dec. 2011. <http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=502>
Published on Dec 13, 2011
Life Strategy: long gestation period results in immediate survival of pups. annual breeding cycle. typically solitary Common Name: Pacific A...