Image: Australian Fur Seal eating an Eastern Angelshark

Australian Fur Seal eating an Eastern Angelshark

An Eastern Angelshark, Squatina albipunctata, being eaten by a male Australian Fur Seal, off Sydney, 14 October 2102.  The water depth was about 150 m.

Photographer:
Rob Harcourt
Rights:
© Rob Harcourt

Notes

The Eastern Angelshark can be distinguished from the Australian Angelshark, Squatina australis, by the white spots on the upper surface. The Australian Angelshark has dark spots on the lower lobe of the caudal fin.

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Tags Australian Fur Seal, Australian Angelshark, Squatina australis, fishes, ichthyology, ray, marine, adult, prey, eating, brown, white, spots, predator, Eastern Angelshark, Squatina albipunctata,