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Pacific Angel Shark
Scientific Name:
Squatina californica
Family Name:
5 feet
pale color with spots
Mostly fish, (halibut, juvenile seabass, surfperch, etc.) sometimes squid and sea cucumbers.
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Pacific Angel Shark

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Pacific Angel Shark Description
  The Angelsharks are flat-bodied sharks, very ray-like. They bury themselves in the sand or mud with only the eyes and part of the top of the body exposed. They have a blunt snout and are camouflaged to blend into the sand and rocks of the ocean bed. They have long, wide fins that look like wings, giving it its name. It is also known as the monk shark, sand devil, and monkfish. Angelsharks are frequently caught for food.  
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