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Angel Shark

Posted on: April 27, 2010

Above the Angel shark

1. The body of the angel shark is very different from most sharks. They have a flattened body with their five gills slits underneath and their eyes are on top. And their fins are large and held horizontally. They have no
anal fin. The lower lobe of the caudal fin is longer than the upper lobe.

2. Most sharks like this grow up to 1.5 m (5 ft) long.

3. Angel shark have long needle like teeth. Their jaws are underneath.

4. They bury themselves in sand or mud lying in wait for prey.

5. They eat fish, crustaceans, and various types of mollusks.

6. They are ovoviviparous. And they can have a litter of up to 13 pups.

7. The Angel shark is not aggressive but will bite when stepped on or handled. But if you leave them alone they will not attack.

8. They occur worldwide in temperate and tropical seas.

9. Most species are found in shallow temperate or tropical seas but one species inhabits deeper water down to 1,300 meters (4,300 ft).

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