Angel Shark global price quotes

The current, latest prices of Angel Shark in the world in the global markets

angel shark baja california

Price range: 50 - 50 MXN / 1 kg | Market: Fish Markets of Zapopan, Jalisco | Date: 2021-09-24

angel shark nayarit

Price range: 4 - 4 MXN / 1 kg | Market: Fish Markets of Zapopan, Jalisco | Date: 2021-09-24

Angel shark

An angel shark is a type of marine fish belonging to a single genus of 22 species of sharks, The fish belongs to the Squatinidae family and is characterized by its flat body and head shape. The shark is native to the coasts of Mexico, California, Costa Rica, Chile, and Alaska.

The fish naturally prefers warm waters and inhabits bays and estuaries. Its natural habitat is the sand near the coral reefs no deeper than 490 feet. The fish spends the majority of their time buried in the sand.

Its characteristic appearance makes the fish easy to recognize. Angel shark is flat and has large pectoral fins. The fins look similar to wings which makes them quite similar in the terms of look rays. It has two dorsal fins, a pair of barbels, 5 pairs of gills, a wide mouth with strong jaws, and a pair of eyes located on the top of the head. The fish lacks an anal fin. It is usually dark in color and can appear in black, brown, grey, greenish, or reddish depending on the species. The skin is covered with dark and white spots on the back and sides of the body. The coloration is a fish’s natural way of camouflage.

Angel shark is a carnivore and thanks to its appearance is a perfect ambush predator. It lays motionless covered in sand and waits for its prey. It is not a very aggressive shark species and human-related attacks are very rare. They are not deadly but due to their long and sharp teeth, the fish can cause serious and painful injuries.

These animals have been marked as nearly endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) because of overfishing. The number of species has been greatly decreased by the unintentional capture in the commercial fishing nets, recreational fishing as well as the climate change, and habitat degradation. It is believed that almost half of the known species may be endangered or critically endangered by 2020.

Angel shark mates usually in spring. The fish is an ovoviviparous animal. The eggs hatch inside the female’s body in a period of 8 to 10 months. A single female usually delivers up to 13 babies but less than 20% of young sharks survive. Adult sharks may live up to 30 years.

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