Taxonomic Notes: S. africana is regarded as the only angel shark occurring in the region, but given the rather sporadic distribution of this species, the author ...
Description, classification, synonyms, distribution map and images of Squatina
Squatina africana (
Of all the
Known as: Angel Shark,
Squatina squatina - Angelfish, Monkfish, Angelfish; Squatina aculeata - Sawback
angelshark or Monkfish; Squatina africana -
Found on the continental shelf and uppermost slope, from the surf line close inshore to 494 m depth (Ref. 247). Feeds on bony fish, squid and octopus (Ref.
Angel Sharks have flattened bodies that help them hide under sand to ... Angel
Sharks are reminiscent of skates, with flattened bodies. ...