Drawing of an angel shark
Drawing of an angel shark
 
 
Tan with brown marks skin
Tan with brown marks skin
 
 
Covering up with sand
Covering up with sand
 
 
Hiding in the sand
Hiding in the sand
 
 
Swimming on the bottom of the ocean
Swimming on the bottom of the ocean
 
Angel Shark
Topic(s):   Coral Reef, Endangered Animals, Sharks
Quick Facts
Type of Animal fish
Habitat warm water, coral reefs
Diet small fish, shrimp and squid
Length 3 feet to 5 feet (1 meter to 1.5 meters)
Weight 40 pounds to 60 pounds (18 kilograms to 27 kilograms)
Male bull
Female female
Baby pup
Group school, shiver
Predators people
Endangered yes; commercial fishing

The angel shark has a flat body. Its fins look like wings. That is why it is called an angel shark. The angel shark is tan with brown marks. It is the color of sand. It lives on the bottom of the ocean. The angel shark hides on the bottom by putting sand all over itself.

The angel shark sleeps during the day. It hunts at night. When a fish or squid swims near, the shark pops up and grabs it. The angel shark has small, sharp teeth.

The angel shark is not dangerous to people. However, it will bite if someone steps on it. It is a slow swimmer.

The angel shark is an endangered animal. Too many people catch it for food.

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