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

Angel - Squatina squatina (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Critically Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by 3 international agreements
Natura 2000 species code 3028


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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
An bráthair Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Ange de mer French Fishbase
Ange de mer commun French Fishbase
Angel English Fishbase
Angel Spanish Fishbase
Angel fiddle fish English Fishbase
Angel puffy fish English Fishbase
Angel ray English Fishbase
Angel shark English Fishbase
Angelino Spanish Fishbase
Angelos Greek Fishbase
Angelot French Fishbase
Angelot Spanish Fishbase
Angelote Spanish Fishbase
Angelshark English Fishbase
Anghelosrina Greek Fishbase
Aniol morski a. raszpia Polish Fishbase
Anjo Portuguese Fishbase
Baroaháfur Icelandic Fishbase
Boudroie French Fishbase
Bourget peisange French Fishbase
Engelhai German Fishbase
Escat Spanish Fishbase
Escat jueu English Fishbase
Eskat común Spanish Fishbase
europäischer Meerengel German Fishbase
Havengel Danish Fishbase
Havengel Norwegian Fishbase
Havsängel Swedish Fishbase
Keler Turkish Fishbase
Lyra Greek Fishbase
Martrame French Fishbase
Meerengel German Fishbase
Mennejuela Spanish Fishbase
Merienkeli Finnish Fishbase
Pardón Spanish Fishbase
Peau de chagrin French Fishbase
Peï-angi French Fishbase
Peje-ángel Spanish Fishbase
Pesce angelo Italian Fishbase
Pez ángel Spanish Fishbase
Rína Greek Fishbase
Shagreen English Fishbase
Skadhine Albanian Fishbase
Skadhine e bute Albanian Fishbase
Sklat Serbian Fishbase
Skrápur Icelandic Fishbase
Squadro Italian Fishbase
Vexigall Spanish Fishbase
Vióli Greek Fishbase
Xkatlu Maltese Fishbase
Xkatlu komuni Maltese Fishbase
Zabalera Spanish Fishbase
Zeeängel Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Squalus squatina Linnaeus, 1758
Squatina vulgaris Risso, 1810
Squatina angelus Blainville, 1825
Squatina laevis Cuvier, 1816
Squatina europaea Swainson, 1839
Squatina lewis Couch, 1825
Squalraia acephala de la Pylaie, 1835
Squalraia cervicata de la Pylaie, 1835
Squatina angelus Gronow, 1854

Other resources

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Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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