Closeup of Angelshark mouth
Common Angelsharks have conical nasal barbels.
Squatina squatina in the sand
Angelsharks have a distinctive "batoid" shape that resembles a ray.
Squatina squatina, or common Angelshark, swimming on ocean bottom
Angelsharks are bottom-dwelling sharks that can be found in depths up to 492 feet.
Common Angelshark, Squatina squatina, swimming on the bottom of the ocean among other types of fish
Athough they are classified as being critically endangered, Angelsharks are still caught by fishermen, both accidentally and on purpose.
Common Angelshark, Squatina,Squatina on the ocean floor
Like other shark species Angelsharks give birth to live young.