Average Length – 5ft but is the largest and can reach 6.5ft.
Japanese Angelsharks have a a set of sharp (small) spines on their back called “mid-back thorns” which is something other Angelsharks do not have.
These Sharks are bottom-dwellers.
They live on the ocean floor and bury themselves under the sand to hide from their prey. They can typically be found over sandy bottom areas near reefs.
They are harmless to humans unless provoked.
Japanese Angelsharks live on the ocean floor and buries themselves under the sand to hide from their prey.
They are considered “critically-endangered” due to being fished for their meat and skin which can be made into a specific kind of leather called “Shagreen.”
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