Angel shark

Order: 
Squaliformes
Family: 
Squatinidae

Marine fish with cartilaginous skeleton. The anterior part of the body is flattened and rajiform, with a wide and sooth head, and a short and rounded snout. Wide mouth with small teeth with wide base and triangular tip. Wing-shaped pectoral fins. Back of sandy colour and whitish belly.

International Designations

Germany: 
Meerengel
France: 
Ange de mer commun
Italy: 
Squadro
Portugal: 
Anjo
UK: 
Angel shark
Japan: 
Korozame
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
AGN
Scientific name: 
Squatina squatina
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Global production (Tons): 
183