angel shark


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angel shark

n.
Any of several raylike sharks of the genus Squatina, having a flattened body and winglike pectoral and pelvic fins.

angel shark

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angelfish

n
(Animals) any of several sharks constituting the family Squatinidae, such as Squatina squatina, that have very large flattened pectoral fins and occur in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Also called: monkfish
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Noun1.angel shark - sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks doangel shark - sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do
shark - any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
genus Squatina, Squatina - type genus of the Squatinidae: angel sharks
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angel shark

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A diver, 35, was left with 15 puncture wounds on his hands after an angel shark attacked him in a tank at Deep Sea World Aquarium in Fife, Scotland, in October 2008.
Movements, distribution feeding, and growth of the Pacific angel shark, Squatina california, at Catalina Island, California, Master's thesis, Calif.
The sicklefin smoothhound (Mustelus lunulatus), prickly shark (Echinorhinus cookei), Pacific angel shark (Squatina californica), and longtail stingray (Dasyatis longa) were the largest species recorded; and these species collectively represented nearly 5% of the total elasmobranch abundance.
Dr Maurice Clarke from the Irish Marine Institute told the documentary the bay's rich eco-system is also home to angel shark and the white skate which are thought to be on the brink of extinction.
Protected species include: Atlantic angel shark, basking shark, big-eye sand tiger shark, bigeye sixgill shark, bigeye thresher shark, bignose shark, Caribbean reef shark, caribbean sharpnose shark, dusky shark, galapagos shark, lemon shark*, longfin mako shark, narrowtooth shark, night shark, silky shark, sand tiger shark, sandbar shark, sevengill shark, sixgill shark, smalltail shark, spiny dogfish, whale shark, white shark, tiger shark*, great hammerhead shark*, scalloped* and smooth hammerhead shark*.
The Pacific Northwest is also home to over a dozen species of shark, from the reclusive bluntnose sixgill to the skatelike angel shark and famed great white (some of the largest ever recorded were found on the Pacific coast).
Summary: An endangered angel shark has given birth to 19 pups at the Deep Sea World aquarium in Scotland.
In total, 15 species were considered to be in the highest-risk category, critically endangered, 14 of which were sharks and rays including all three angel shark species found in the region.
THE water vole, angel shark and spiny seahorse are among five new species granted extra protection in Wales.
It is now to get full legal protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, along with the angel shark, roman snail, spiny seahorse and short snouted seahorse.
The Government announced the voles, along with the angel shark, roman snail, spiny seahorse and short-snouted seahorse, will be protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.