Squatina legnota Last & White, 2008
Indonesian Angel Shark
Squatina legnota
photo by Zulfiaty, E.

Family:  Squatinidae (Angel sharks)
Max. size:  134.1 cm TL (male/unsexed); 47.1 cm TL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine
Distribution:  Indian Ocean: Indonesia. Occurs off southern Indonesia. Palabuhanratu in West Java, Cilacap in Central Java, Kedonganan in Bali, and Tanjung Luar in Lombok. Depth information not known.
Diagnosis:  Body strongly depressed anteriorly, firm; trunk strongly depressed, almost ray-like, deepest over abdomen; not tapering abruptly at pelvic-fin insertion, tail strongly depressed, even at origin of caudal fin. Abdomen moderately elongate. Head broad, extended laterally, strongly depressed; oval in cross-section; subcircular, with truncate anterior margin when viewed from above. Mouth large, terminal. Dermal denticles covering entire dorsal surface of body; less dense, absent on posterior borders of fins (Ref. 74939).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 21 November 2019 (A2bd) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Busson, Frédéric - 15.04.08
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 23.04.08

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