Scientific Name
Squatina nebulosa  
Squatina nebulosa星雲扁鯊
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Regan, 1906 Depth 35 - 600M
Chinese 星雲扁鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 扁鯊科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F040 Squatinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 星雲扁鯊 
Max Length 163 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 雲紋琵琶鯊、扁沙、藝旦鯊(澎湖) 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)  Regan, C. T. 1906 Chen, J. T. F. 1963 朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Walsh, J.H. etc. 2007 
Specimen List ASIZP0060546. ASIZP0070204. ASIZP0070799. ASIZP0801899. ASIZP0911899. FRIP01066. FRIP01371. FRIP21576. NMMBP02804. NMMBP04697. NMMSTP00931.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Clouded angelshark; Angel ray; Clouded angel shark; Black angel shark; Japanese angel shark 
Redlist Status VU IUCN Redlist: Vulnerable(VU) A2d+4d 2008-12-01   
Characteristic Body depressed, trunk fairly broad. Anterior nasal barbells simple and with a narrow, tapering tip. Posterior margin of anterior nasal flaps between nasal barbells and tips weakly fringed or smooth. Distance between eye and spiracle less than 1.5 times eye diameter. Dermal folds on each side of head with two triangular lobes. Position of 1st dorsal origin about opposite rear tips of pelvics. Pectoral fin with broadly rounded free rear tips. Small spines present on midline of back and tail from head to dorsal fins and between the fin bases, and on snout and above eyes. Body without ocelli.
habitats A little-known temperate water angelshark, found on or near the bottom. Maximum total length in females is at least 163 cm. 
Distribution Western North Pacific from southeastern sea of Japan to Taiwan, including Japan, the Koreas, China. 
Utility Taken off China and northeastern Taiwan waters by bottom trawls. Utilized for human consumption.