Animal Species:Eastern Angelshark, Squatina albipunctata Last & White, 2008
The Eastern Angelshark is covered with fine white spots. It occurs along the east coast of Australia.
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It has a pattern of fine white spots but lacks ocelli and dark spots. There are spines near the eyes but none down the middle of the disk.
The species occurs along the east coast of Australia.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
It has been recorded from depths between 35 m and 415 m.
- Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
- Last, P.R. & J.D. Stevens. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Edition 2. CSIRO. Pp. 644, Pl. 1-91.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology