Angel Shark

The fifth most endangered shark is the angel shark.  The remanning of this species can be found in the Ganges-Hooghly river system in West Bengal, India.  Angel sharks are known for having flattened bodies and a broad pectoral fins.  This species strongly resembles sting rays.
angel shark

Angel sharks are so endangered because they are  very susceptible to bycatch.  This means that the sharks are not intentionally being caught.  But since they lie on the bottom of the the sea, they often get caught in the bottom fishing nets.  Studies have proven strong declines in the species near tuna traps.

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