Scientific Name
Squatina tergocellatoides  
Squatina tergocellatoides擬背斑扁鯊
by: Mao-Ying Lee
Author Chen, 1963 Depth 100 - 300M
Chinese 擬背斑扁鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 扁鯊科 Economic Fish No 
Family F040 Squatinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 擬背斑扁鯊 
Max Length 63 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 擬背斑琵琶鮫、扁沙 
Distribution in World Taiwan to South China Sea   Distribution in Taiwan West 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Taiwan Strait, westernTaiwan 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Chen, J. T. F. 1963 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Walsh, J.H. etc. 2007 
Specimen List
Common Name Ocellated angel shark; Ocellated angelshark 
Redlist Status VU IUCN Redlist: Vulnerable(VU) A2d+4d 2008-12-01   
Characteristic Head broad, depressed, width somewhat greater than its length. Snout and interorbital as seen above flattened, with slight median depression. Eyes small, about once its diameter distant from profile of head, 1/4 on interorbital. Mouth wide, slightly arched, with double folds in front of each angle of lower jaw. Inner nasal barbell spatulate, ramose at tip, its inner basal portion with fringed expansion. Outer nasal barbell narrow. Teeth strong, awl-shaped, slightly curved and directed inward toward throat, three functional series in each jaw. Dorsal small, subequal, first dorsal origin nearer bases of ventrals than origin of caudal. Origin of first dorsal fin usually about opposite pelvic rear tips. Pectoral fins rather long and low, free rear tips narrowly subangular. Large spines present on midline of back and tail from head to dorsal fins and between fin bases, also present on snout and above eyes. Without ocelli on body.
habitats A little-known angelshark from Taiwan waters. Maximum total length at least 63 cm (holotype and only known specimen). 
Distribution Taiwan Straits.