Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Chondrichthyes  
 Order Squatiniformes  
 Family Squatinidae  
 Genus Squatina  
  Squatina nebulosa  Regan, 1906 
Provider: Pofeng Lee& Shoou-Jeng Joung 
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Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)
Character: Body depressed, trunk fairly broad. Anterior nasal barbells simple and with a narrow, tapering tip. Posterior margin of anterior nasal flaps between nasal barbells and tips weakly fringed or smooth. Distance between eye and spiracle less than 1.5 times eye diameter. Dermal folds on each side of head with two triangular lobes. Position of 1st dorsal origin about opposite rear tips of pelvics. Pectoral fin with broadly rounded free rear tips. Small spines present on midline of back and tail from head to dorsal fins and between the fin bases, and on snout and above eyes. Body without ocelli. 
Habitat: A little-known temperate water angelshark, found on or near the bottom. Maximum total length in females is at least 163 cm. 
Distribution: Western North Pacific from southeastern sea of Japan to Taiwan, including Japan, the Koreas, China. 
Utility: Taken off China and northeastern Taiwan waters by bottom trawls. Utilized for human consumption. 
Name Code: 383224
  IUCN Red List:VU A2d+4d     Marine     
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 
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