Japanese angelshark (Squatina japonica)

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Japanese angelshark description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassChondrichthyes
OrderSquatiniformes
FamilySquatinidae
GenusSquatina (1)

Information on the Japanese angelshark is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

French
Ange de Mer Kasuzame.
Spanish
Angelote Japonés.
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Japanese angelshark status

Classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable

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Glossary

Subspecies
A population usually restricted to a geographical area that differs from other populations of the same species, but not to the extent of being classified as a separate species.
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References

  1. IUCN Red List (February, 2010)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Japanese angelshark, front view  
Japanese angelshark, front view

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