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5 March 2018 New Species of Squatina (Squatiniformes: Squatinidae) from Brazil, with Comments on the Taxonomy of Angel Sharks from the Central and Northwestern Atlantic
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Morphological analysis of South- and Northwestern Atlantic specimens of Squatina revealed an undescribed species of angel shark occurring on the continental slope of Brazil between latitudes 11° and 22°S. The new species of Squatina is distinguished from western Atlantic congeners by a unique combination of dorsal color pattern, vertebral counts, morphology of lateral dermal folds, dermal denticles, female reproductive tract, clasper, and pectoral fin characters. A preliminary assessment of the taxonomy of angel shark species from the Central and Northwestern Atlantic is also provided.

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Diego F. B. Vaz and Marcelo R. de Carvalho "New Species of Squatina (Squatiniformes: Squatinidae) from Brazil, with Comments on the Taxonomy of Angel Sharks from the Central and Northwestern Atlantic," Copeia 106(1), (5 March 2018). https://doi.org/10.1643/CI-17-606
Received: 2 April 2017; Accepted: 1 November 2017; Published: 5 March 2018
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