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Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-23

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-23Angelsharks, sand devils neiThis category includes species in the Angel sharks family Squatinidae. From fishbase.org, there are 22 such species of which 9 are indicated to be of commercial or subsistence use.

From FAO Fishstat, respectively 50% and 37% capture of "angelsharks, sand devils nei" 1999-2007 is from the Pacific and Indian Oceans. From FishBase, the smallest and largest species found in in the Pacific or Indian Oceans are:

African angelshark (Squatina Africana). Max size: 80.0 cm TL (male/unsexed); 108 cm TL (female).
Japanese angelshark (Squatina japonica. Max size: 200 cm TL (male/unsexed);