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First Record of Pacific Angel Shark (Squatina californica) in Canadian Pacific Waters

Jackie R King, A Maria Surry

Abstract


We report the first verified record of a Pacific Angel Shark (Squatina californica) from British Columbia, Canada. A Pacific Angel Shark, 1.1–1.2 m in total length, was observed on 30 April 2016 in approximately 12 m of water, 30 m from the tip of Clover Point, Vancouver Island, British Columbia (48°24'10"N, 123°20'56"W).


Keywords


Pacific Angel Shark; Squatina californica; British Columbia; first record

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v130i4.1922



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