(Image credit: CSIRO)
Angel sharks appear to be a cross between a ray and a shark. It's back and large pectoral fins are light grey to greyish brown and covered with white flecks and spots. The caudal (tail) fin has dark spots.
Length: Up to 1.52 m
Mainly coastal, off surf beaches. Under a layer of sand near reef or seagrass bed edges; 2-130 m depth
Log if spotted anywhere in Tasmania other than the north coast
Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.
Redmap species descriptions were based, with permission, on the following books:
Australian Marine Life: The Plants and Animals of Temperate Waters by G. J. Edgar, Revised (2008) Reed Books, Melbourn
Fishes of Australia’s Southern Coast, Edited by M. Gomon. D. Bray and R. Kuiter (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne
Fishes of Tasmania by P. Last, E. Scott and F. Talbot (1983). Tasmanian Fisheries Development Authority, Hobart
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