Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Squatiniformes > Family: Squatinidae > Genus: Squatina > Species: Squatina aculeata

Sawback angelshark - Squatina aculeata Cuvier, 1829

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Threat status Europe Critically Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Ange de mer épineux French Fishbase
Angelote espinoso Spanish Fishbase
Angelote espinudo Spanish Fishbase
Anjo-espinhoso Portuguese Fishbase
Ruskomerienkeli Finnish Fishbase
Sawback angelshark English Fishbase
Squadrolino Italian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Squatina fimbriata Müller & Henle, 1839
Rhina aculeata (Cuvier, 1829)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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