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lexID: 7480 AphiaID: 271667 Scientific: Squatina californica German: Pazifischer Engelhai English: Pacific Angelshark Category: Sharks Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Squatiniformes (Order) > Squatinidae (Family) > Squatina (Genus) > californica (Species) Initial determination: Ayres, 1859 Occurrence: , El Salvador Alaska, Bolivia, Canada , Chile, Costa Rica, Eastern Pacific Ocean, Ecuador, Guatemala, Gulf of California, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, South America, USA, West Coast USA Size: up to 59.06" (150 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) Food: Big fish, Crabs, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Lobster, Nekton, Predatory, Rock lobster, Schrimps, Sepia, Zoobenthos Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2014-08-28 20:10:26
Last edit: 2014-08-28 20:10:26
The Pacific angelshark is a sluggish and inactive skark, that often is burried in sand or mud.
Divers and snorkelers should be very careful when approcing, the shark can whip up its head and snap very quickly when touched, provoked, harassed, or even speared, so the fish can cause very painful lacerations!
Best left the shark in the wild!
Rhina philippi Garman, 1913
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Neoselachii (Subclass) > Selachii (Infraclass) > Squalomorphi (Superorder) > Squatiniformes (Order) > Squatinidae (Family) > Squatina (Genus)
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