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Squatina squatina

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Andy Horton Squatina squatina In 1969 off Shoreham-by-Sea, five were caught in a seine net (my first fishing trip) and when cut open, one had eaten five Plaice.

Andy Horton Is the Angel Shark, Squatina squatina, extinct around the UK ?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squatina_squatina In the 1960's it was frequently caught off the Sussex coast in seine nets to take Grey Mullet (now forbiden) and sold as Monkfish. The small shark with a large mouth (potentially dangerous) was known to feed on Plaice (stomach contents contained five).

Javier Herrero Angel Shark.Squatina squatina. Lanzarote,Canary Island.Spain Canon G10.Fish Eye Dyron.2xSea&Sea Ys-110 f8-1/250 ISO 100

Scubashooters Dot Net Nice one! :)

Javier Herrero ThkU !! :-D

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 29 Nov 2012
Javier Herrero Javier Herrero Angelote (Squatina squatina, Linnaeus). Lanzarote,Spain

Message posted on UWphotographers on 23 Nov 2012
Javier Herrero Angelote (Squatina squatina, Linnaeus). Lanzarote,Spain

Message posted on UWphotographers on 23 Nov 2012
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Elasmobranchii (Class)
            Neoselachii (Subclass)
              Selachii (Infraclass)
                Squalomorphi (Superorder)
                  Squatiniformes (Order)
                    Squatinidae (Family)
                      Squatina (Genus)
                        Squatina squatina (Species)
Associated Species