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ANGEL SHARK (Squatina squatina)

        Animals | Endangered Species

ANGEL SHARK (Squatina squatina)
ANGEL SHARK (Squatina squatina)
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Description: Angel sharks are large, ray-like fish that spend most of their time hiding in the mud and silt of the ocean floor. As fish and other animals pass by, the angel shark snaps them up in their trap-like jaws. This species was once abundant in the northeastern Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Black seas, but is now very rare. Primary threats to the angel shark include being taken as bycatch and getting caught in fishing nets and lines.

IUCN Status: Critically Endangered

Major Threats: Being taken as bycatch and getting caught in fishing nets and lines

Habitat: Temperate and tropical seas

Location: Worldwide oceans

Diet: Fish, crustaceans and mollusks


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