Squatina squatina was reported from 35 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 34 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 1 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Northeast Atlantic: southern Norway, Sweden and Shetland Islands to Morocco and West Sahara, including the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (Ref. 247). Range and abundance declining 1severely throughout its range; proposed legal protection in Britain (Ref.58085). Appendix III (Mediterranean) of the Bern Convention (2002). Annex V of the OSPAR Convention (2010). The European Council Regulations 43/2009, 23/2010, 57/2011, 44/2012, 40/2013, 43/2014, 2015/104 and 2016/72 prohibit to fish for, to retain on board, to tranship and to land the S. squatina in all waters from the European Community (F. Osaer, pers.comm. 04/2016).
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Table 1: Present in 34 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 247
Africa Algeria DZA native 247
Europe Belgium BEL native 247
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 247
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Europe Croatia HRV native 247
Asia Cyprus CYP native 247
Europe Denmark DNK native 247
Africa Egypt EGY native 247
Europe France FRA native 247
Europe Germany DEU native 247
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 247
Europe Greece GRC native 247
Europe Ireland IRL native 247
Europe Isle of Man IMN native 9488
Asia Israel ISR native 247
Europe Italy ITA native 247
Asia Lebanon LBN native 247
Africa Libya LBY native 247
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Europe Monaco MCO native 247
Europe Montenegro MNE native 247
Africa Morocco MAR native 247
Europe Netherlands NLD native 247
Europe Norway NOR native 247
Europe Portugal PRT native 247
Europe Slovenia SVN native 27929
Europe Spain ESP native 247
Europe Sweden SWE native 247
Asia Syria SYR native 247
Africa Tunisia TUN native 247
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Europe UK GBR native 247
Africa West Sahara ESH native 247

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Alaska ALK questionable 11366

Table 4: Reported from 35 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Alaska ALK questionable 11366
Europe Albania ALB native 247
Africa Algeria DZA native 247
Europe Belgium BEL native 247
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 247
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Europe Croatia HRV native 247
Asia Cyprus CYP native 247
Europe Denmark DNK native 247
Africa Egypt EGY native 247
Europe France FRA native 247
Europe Germany DEU native 247
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 247
Europe Greece GRC native 247
Europe Ireland IRL native 247
Europe Isle of Man IMN native 9488
Asia Israel ISR native 247
Europe Italy ITA native 247
Asia Lebanon LBN native 247
Africa Libya LBY native 247
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Europe Monaco MCO native 247
Europe Montenegro MNE native 247
Africa Morocco MAR native 247
Europe Netherlands NLD native 247
Europe Norway NOR native 247
Europe Portugal PRT native 247
Europe Slovenia SVN native 27929
Europe Spain ESP native 247
Europe Sweden SWE native 247
Asia Syria SYR native 247
Africa Tunisia TUN native 247
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Europe UK GBR native 247
Africa West Sahara ESH native 247
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